Ahead of Beats Music launch, Spotify adds some human curation of its own

Gigaom

Spotify is adding a new way to browse its catalog to its mobile devices Monday, enabling users to listen to hand-selected playlists for their workout or morning commute. Separately, the music service is getting ready to roll out messaging, allowing users to chat with their friends about the music they like without ever leaving the service.

Messaging will be made available to Spotify users over the coming weeks. But to anyone who has been following the ins and outs of the digital music biz, Spotify’s new browsing functionality, which is launching now on iOS and Android and on the service’s other platforms in the near future, is a much bigger deal.

That’s because some time in the next few months, Spotify is going to get competition from Beats Music, the music subscription service that’s being developed by Jimmy Iovine’s and Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio. And Beats Music’s big point of…

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