Spotify Debuts NFL Video Series 'Trading Playlists'
The series is a partnership between the streaming service and ACE Media.
Spotify has released Trading Playlists, an original video series featuring NFL stars.
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively announced the series, produced by Los Angeles-based digital studio Collab, in May. As part of its ongoing foray into video, the streaming service partnered with ACE Media, the content arm of the NFL Players Association, for the series, which sees NFL players being paired up to exchange their favorite tunes with one another. All seven episodes are now available on Spotify's mobile app, although curious viewers can sample the first episode, featuring fellow Denver Broncos champs Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, on YouTube.
Trading Playlists was executive produced by ACE Media CEO Scott Langerman and his colleagues Pete Tenney and Paige Keffer, and by Collab's Ryan Slattery, Charlie Faith, Tyler McFadden and James McFadden.
"We — and our players and partners — have had a blast creating this series," Langerman tells THR, "and look forward to working with Spotify to bridge the gap between sports and entertainment for years to come."
The other episodes are:
"Bengals Teammates" — Tyler Eifert and Jeremy Hill visit Hill's mother's house, a sneaker shop and their favorite outdoor store.
"Panthers" — Super Bowl 50 breakout Kony Ealy shares music with his mentor Kyle Love.
"Running Backs" — How will Jay Ajayi and Ameer Abdullah's diverse backgrounds influence their musical tastes?
"Receivers" — Young wideouts Stefon Diggs and Nelson Agholor take their competitive instincts to arcade basketball.
"Past and Present" — NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed introduces a plethora of classics to emerging star Jamison Crowder.
"TEs and RBs" — New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener and New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings chat about their music mixes over laser tag.