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The music streaming service launches a new service to help Canadians discover their country's music.

Recently launched in Canada music streaming service Spotify wants to help Canadians discover more of this country’s great music. 

The company launched a new web app today called “Listen Like a Canadian.”

The app’s premise is simple: type in the name of almost any non-Canadian artist into the app’s search field and it will spit out several Canadian artists that have a similar sound.

Inputting San Francisco-based electronic artist Tycho, for example, brings back locals Milosh and I Am Robot and Proud. Based on the limited series of searches I’ve done, the app appears to do a better job handling newer artists, and genres where Canada is well represented.

Once a user has found a group of Canadian artists they’d like to listen to, they can add them to a playlist and listen to that playlist on Spotify’s desktop or mobile app.

Access to this discoverability feature does not require a Spotify account.

“Our goal with Spotify Canada is to integrate seamlessly with the listening needs of Canadians,” said the company in the press release accompanying the web app’s release. “[The app] can lead to some interesting listening and certainly shows the range and depth of great music coming from Canada.” [via National Post]
Igor Bonifacic is the managing editor of Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter.

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