How to Get Spotify New Music Friday

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug. 17, 2020 3:27 PM.
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New Music Friday is a feature on Spotify that contains a list of playlists to showcase the newly released music from different countries and regions. These playlists are updated every Friday bringing fresh tracks from both established and emerging talented artists. This feature serves as the leading destination for listeners to discover new music and it’s gained over 3.5 million followers in the U.S. and 8 million globally.

In 2020, Spotify revamped this feature with new cover art and visual identity. It also got updated with the must-hear playlist brand and New York and Los Angeles billboards to attract more listeners through social media.

In this passage, I’m going to show you how to get Spotify New Music Friday feature and download songs from Spotify New Music Friday playlists.

Part 1. Get Spotify New Music Friday Playlists
Part 2. Download Spotify New Music Friday Songs

Get Spotify New Music Friday Playlists

Before checking out this feature, make sure that you already had signed up for a Spotify account. After you log into your account, go to the search bar on the Spotify mobile app, desktop client or web player. And then type in “New Music Friday”. Scroll down to playlist and click view all, there’ll be a list of playlists covering newly released songs from different regions and countries. Click on the artwork then you’ll be able to stream these songs.

spotify new music friday menu

What time does Spotify update New Music Friday?

New Music Friday playlists will be updated in bulk at the same time. Normally the new music is available at 00:00 ET, so there’ll be a time lag for users from different time zones.

Why does the new music release on Friday?

The answer can be summed up with three key factors: chart calculation, streaming platforms strategies and tradition.

Billboard starts to tracks the amount of streaming and sale of songs from Friday to Thursday. So if a song or album releases on Friday, it will be tracked for a whole week in a weekly circle which will make is more possible to pop up on the chart.

The second factor, streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify release songs on Friday. Obviously, artists don’t want to miss the chance to get on the newly released playlist on big platforms, so usually they’ll release the new album on Friday.

The last one sounds like a cliché, but the music industry seems to have come to an agreement to put the release day on Friday. The Global Release Day (also known as New Music Fridays) is set to be the international day for releasing new singles and albums. There might be some artists who want to make some surprises for their listeners to release new songs earlier or later than Friday, but in general people will take Friday as the day of releasing new songs.

Download Spotify New Music Friday Songs

Since the New Music Friday will get updated every Friday, so if you want to download songs from its playlist, you’ll need to save the particular song or playlist to your own library. To do that, you can click the Heart under the playlist name to save the whole playlist, or click the Heart on the left of each song to save it to your Like Songs.

save songs and playlist to library

To download these songs or playlists saved in your Library, you’ll need to have Spotify Premium subscription which costs 9.99$ per month. But with the TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download songs from Spotify New Music Friday to your computer and play them anywhere you want.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert and remove DRM from Spotify song files into 6 different formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. All the original quality of the song will be kept after converting at 5X faster speed.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents without premium subscription
  • Play Spotify New Music Friday songs with no limitations
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Upload Spotify New Music Friday Songs to TunesKit

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Directly drag and drop tracks from New Music Friday playlist into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify New Music Friday Songs without Premium

After downloaded all the Spotify audio files from New Music Friday, you can play these songs anywhere without Spotify Premium. Also you don't have to worry about the songs get lost due to the playlist update.

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