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QuickStart a React Spotify Blog Using a Headless CMS

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@carsoncgibbonsCarson Gibbons

Cosmic JS Co-Founder

Cosmic JS makes it easy to manage content for all of your applications, regardless of programming language. In this blog we’ll quickstart a React Spotify Blog using the Cosmic CLI. This is a Cosmic JS-based music blog with integrated Spotify player allowing users to shuffle albums and add homages to various artists from their playlists. It was built by Michael Bruns in the Cosmic Community using React, CSS Grid, Flexbox, Material UI and Spotify’s awesome API. Read about how it’s built. Install, deploy and edit every part of this React Spotify Blog from your Cosmic JS Bucket Dashboard. 🔥


React Spotify Blog
React Spotify Blog Demo
React Spotify Blog Codebase
Build a React Shuffle Blog using the Spotify API

Cosmic JS is an API-first content management platform that makes it easy to add content to any existing or new application. Cosmic JS enables content managers and developers to work better together. By providing an intuitive Admin Dashboard, powerful APIs, and flexible user roles, applications are built faster, more light-weight, and your whole team saves time in the process.

QuickStart a React Spotify Blog using a Headless CMS

Cosmic JS is an example of a robust headless CMS and API that’s promoting collaboration on cross-functional teams to build apps faster. Get started building Cosmic-powered apps in seconds 🚀 We have Node.js, React, Vue, Gatsby and Serverless Starters to help you get your project started quickly. There are over 70 app examples available in the Cosmic JS Apps Marketplace to speed up your project as well. Today we’ll be using the Cosmic JS CLI to quickstart a React Spotify Blog.

Step 1: Create an Account

Sign up for Cosmic JS + Install the Cosmic CLI + Create a New Bucket

Step 2 🛠️ Installation

Install via the Cosmic CLI:

I set up an example Bucket for this blog:

Run cosmic -h for a list of all commands. Run cosmic [command] -h for details on options for a specific command. You're now up and running with a React Spotify Blog that can be managed entirely from your Cosmic JS Bucket Dashboard and Command Line Terminal tool of choice.


I was able to easily install a React Spotify Blog using a headless CMS API that I can now use to manage dynamic content changes. When ditching the installed content management system and going API-first isn’t quick enough, check out the Starter Apps from Cosmic JS to get a project up and running in seconds. 🔥

If you have any comments or questions about building React apps with Cosmic JS, reach out to us on Twitter and join the conversation on Slack.


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