22-year-old university student, and self-confessed ‘music geek,’ Aaron Gibson (Spotify username: gibboplaysbangers) has just wasted an entire day trying to track down the person who followed his Spotify playlist.
On a typical morning, Aaron would wake up, guzzle a Red Bull, and put his playlist “tunedog” on shuffle, as he got ready for a busy day of procrastination and watching ‘Sick Rap Battle Compilations’ on YouTube. But on Wednesday morning, Aaron noticed that “tunedog”, a “blend of hectic bangers and chillest beats,” had gained a follower.
Unfortunately for Aaron, Spotify presently does not permit users to easily find out who has followed their playlists; intrigued users will typically scroll through their friends’ profiles, trying to determine who is the fateful follower. Reportedly, this was Aaron’s tactic.
Hours later, after looking at many of his friends’ profiles, Aaron could see people following such playlists as “All Time Favourites,” “Summertime Swagness,” and “arvo beers.” However, none of his friends were following “tunedog.” Our sources suggest Aaron grew increasingly desperate as the day slipped away, ultimately posting in a technology forum, offering a $50 reward for someone to “hack Spotify.”
The Obiter reached Spotify for comment, and were able to obtain a quote from their CEO, Greg Spot. According to Mr. Spot, “…the panic and frustration experienced by those who are unable to figure out who followed their playlist is the best part of my job.” Sickening.