Quickest Way to Share Playlists with Friends?

Quickest Way to Share Playlists with Friends?

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 5, 2011

Q: We hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July celebrations. One question we got was from a friend over a couple of delicious burgers: "Hey, I really like what's playing on the sound system. How can I get a copy of the playlist?"

A: With the emergence of 'the cloud' (though honestly, it's been around for ages - it just hasn't gotten mainstream attention until recently), we're left with a number of options that are much better than your standard, run-the-mill CD-burning method. Why sync files instead of burning? Because we care about song titles these days, that's why. And metadata. All that good stuff. Plus, we're quite sure playlists these days go way over the 650MB limit of physical media.


  1. Dropbox. If you and your friends already use Dropbox, simply create a shared folder, and e-mail all the folks who want a copy of the songs on the playlist.

  2. Fileserve. With a 1GB file upload limit, this free option is great if you're willing to zip it up into an archive file to send it along.

Finally, there is, of course, the simplest route - the standard USB flash drive. Given you encapsulate yourself around a circle of nerds who always carry USB sticks on them (guilty here!), this is probably the preferred method if you're willing to sit around and wait for it to transfer.

How do you share playlists in this modern age of music? Let us know below!

Note: Unplggd or Apartment Therapy does not condone the piracy of music in any way. If you love the music you listen to, go to their shows, recommend them to friends, and buy their swag!

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