Five* Spotify Playlists by Writers (or Inspired by Them)

Spotify playlists have taken over as the preferred way to listen and discover music. It has also become a popular way to share playlists with friends and family. Curated playlists are also becoming popular, specifically ones created by artists and celebrities.

If you do not have a Spotify account, signing up is free. You will have to listen to ads here and there, but if that becomes unbearable, Spotify offers premium accounts for students at a discounted price.

Here are five* Spotify playlists created or inspired by some well-known writers/artists:

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda (Hamilton) created this playlist for sufferers of writer’s block.

Ernest Cline

The author of Ready Player One personally created a playlist inspired by the bestselling book and upcoming film.

Haruki Murakami

Although it is not by Murakami himself, Open Culture created a playlist of over three-thousand songs based on the author’s personal vinyl record collection.

John Cameron Mitchell

Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) created a ‘song of the day’ playlist, filled with classics and lesser-known gems. And yes, it is updated daily!

Patti Smith

Spotify user Beth Miller created a playlist of all the songs mentioned in Smith’s award-winning memoir, Just Kids.

*BONUS PLAYLIST: George R.R. Martin

Even though the final season of Game of Thrones is still a year away, this playlist inspired by the Night King will help fans of the show and original novels rock out.

Stella Kim
Stella Kim
Assistant Visual Arts Editor and Staff Editor

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