Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

The radio thing is indeed cool. I'm trying to get it to find me some techno from the 50s.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

the quality is good, the range not so much, but this could well prove useful.

country matters, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Presumably the range will increase as they agree deals with more record companies? It seems fine for major label stuff and a quick search for eg Kompakt pulls up a lot.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

the range seems identical to what's on 7digital (and therefore itunes i think). eg they have trina's first and third albums but inexplicably not her second or fourth. i dunno how much use i'll have for spotify but kudos for how well it works, the quality of the tracks etc - the tags need ironing out but i'm sure they'll do this in time.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

actually it'll be most useful for stuff like the goldfrapp album this year - i didn't really expect to love it but i wanted to hear it, so obv i wouldn't buy it but couldn't be arsed blagging it. that's a ton of consumer laziness in there.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh god i should've said i was american! fuck. could've got access to all the hip-hop and r&b which never makes it over to this godforsaken, miserable island.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do they have a license for the US now? I don't think they did a couple of weeks ago...

Four MB albums, Deano: Teeny Shiny, Bambi's Dilemma, Charlie and Scratch or Stitch.

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just searched for The Recession and that shows up in its entirety, and it hasn't been released here at all right?

It's really good for the one-album playback when you've no idea if you'll like it or not and can't be arsed downloading.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm basically going through albums i've been wondering about checking out but didn't have the hd space for.

king lame (c sharp major), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

no the recession was released here, but the label didn't bother telling the pr - she only realised when she looked on amazon and found it had been there for a fortnight

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

"80s funk house disco" radio suggests Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers!

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

> Four MB albums, Deano

thanks. we don't have any, amazon.co.uk mp3 store has scratch n stitch and a couple of tracks from compilations, emusic had a lot... all these people seem to be getting their info from the same places though, they all make the same mistakes (search for broadcast on amazon - details are about duophonic / warp broadcast but the listed albums aren't)

koogs, Thursday, 4 December 2008 09:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

One detail I like: when it gets to the end of what I've queued up, it just continues with the current album without me needing to ask it to. (I suppose I can see how someone might not like this, though.)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Finally got round to sorting scrobbling for this (there's a windows messenger box ticked by default in the last.fm client that somehow stops Scrobblify from working). So far I'm really liking Spotify - handy for hearng stuff you randomly think on that you haven't got in your library or for legal trying before you buy. The adverts don't annoy me in the slightest.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

If not, try the "oooh ask me please!" option on the website ("Get started" -> email in "Not invited?" field). Took about five days for me, was surprised to get it at all actually.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

jordan, webmail me an email address to send an invite to.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

didn't get asked for an invite here, just got straight in

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is amazing! You type in what you want to listen to, and then you are listening to it. all this needs is to work on an iphone, and then i'll buy an iphone, and then i will have achieved bliss.

Slumpman, Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Mine appears to have made it through an album without giving me any adverts. Maybe they've bumped me up to a pro account without realising it.

Matt DC, Sunday, 14 December 2008 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can now scrobble to last.fm from within spotify (it's in 'preferences')

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's handy, saves me running that scrobblify thing at the same time.

Spotify lists 'The Prodigy' as 'Prodigy' and makes last.fm think this guy sings Smack My Bitch Up and Out of Space

dj onimotian (onimo), Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Er....

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Think there's still a waiting list though.

<3 this service btw.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Downside is loads more ads (I've heard two during the same album), but you can hear them coming after a while and tune out. Still great.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

If i hear gareth jones from cardiff reciting pi again i'll scream

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

And I'm not buying that White Lies record either.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

wtf 2 adverts in a row (the 2nd was for that White Lies album)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

See what I mean about them? The Killers meet Editors big wowz!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

― kaiser, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:55 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

can i get a spotify invite

― dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:03 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark

Have any of you actually tried the link posted? Quite a few of my friends in the UK have used the link and joined today. Maybe it doesn't work in other countries...

\o.0/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm in the US and that link asks for one of two things:

1)an invite code

or

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I wonder what their excuse is. Don't they want more people to hear their stupid ads?

I am a vampire, therefore I take garlic pills (Bimble), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's odd and a fucking pain how Spotify often doesn't specify that tracks are remixes in any way.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm in the US and unless something changed in the last few days, we can't use spotify and all the workarounds have been blocked

miss precious perfect (musically), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I selected this a couple of weeks ago, and got an invite from them within the same day. May not be the case now, of course.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 23 January 2009 06:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp don't know if you're being serious, but like most people i do both

brimstead, Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

xp you can do stuff like that with the api.. there's probably some third party app that'll do it

brimstead, Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Mordy, Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this is probably a good idea re music hoarding in general. i wish i were enlightened enough to act on my common sense but it's obv that 99.9% of the music i have on hard drives i'm never going to listen to again so why do i have it exactly?

Mordy, Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

If you're gonna pay, 10 bucks isn't too expensive, imo. It's the allure of something being free that keeps people from signing up for a plan.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

IFTTT do a bunch of things that allow you to export playlists which will update as you create more or add to extant ones. I export everything to Google Drive.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I do wish they'd stop recommending me Doug Hream Blunt. Every bloody Discover Weekky playlist.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Thursday, 1 September 2016 19:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I think the authors of the article should have suggested a "everything but country music and rap" subscription. Either way, I'm sure it would be completely trivial to implement.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

Planking Full Stop (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 September 2016 20:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i don't want to be dramatic but re-recordings are the worst thing in the universe, ban them from spotify and stop them from infiltrating our oldies playlists

musically, Thursday, 1 September 2016 21:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i have been copying my playlists to a notepad file once every six months, seems appropriately careful

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 2 September 2016 00:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

http://joellehman.com/playlist/

brimstead, Friday, 2 September 2016 00:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

nice, but it only pulls my first 20 playlists?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 2 September 2016 06:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Same here

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Friday, 2 September 2016 09:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I've had to give up on the Release Radar thing because it wouldn't show up properly in my Playlist folder on my Marantz box (in fact, it would either show up as "By" and be empty or be missing entirely and cause the box to pause for 30sec when accessing Playlists). I'm sure it's a Marantz shortcoming - it's an old bit of hardware now (there's a newer device which supports Spotify Connect for example) and maybe there's something about dynamic updates to Release Radar (as opposed to Discover Weekly, which is fine) which locks it up. I do 90% of my Spotify listening on the Marantz service as AirPlay from my phone can be glitchy and I don't have unlimited data on my mobile plan (so I stick to offline stuff outside of the house).

Doug Hream Blunt - yep, all the time. Good Jan Hammer Group track this week, mind.

Michael Jones, Friday, 2 September 2016 10:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Got all excited about Roy Montgomery in my Release Radar but then it turned out to be: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MC_rBBAiC2Y/maxresdefault.jpg

JoeStork, Friday, 2 September 2016 17:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Recent Release Radar Repeat Recommendations:
The Chills
The Monkees
The Moles
The Rationals
Dinosaur Jr.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And just for good measure this Friday they recommended a song called "Chills" by The Moles.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, Release Radar had a new song by Keith Hudson with a picture of buds as the cover. Turned out to be another guy named Keith Hudson who is awful. There aughta be a law!

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Actually the first song in mine this week was by a ringer too, a group called Patto that was not the bluesy prog rock band featuring Ollie Halsall and John Halsey.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Release Radar" is the first recommender that is working for me. Unsurprisingly, I have literally thousands of 'starred' songs, so spotify has a good sense of which artists I've listened to quite a bit and it also knows what music by those artists I haven't listened to on Spotify. The result is a playlist with music from TI, Young Thug, Carly Rae, Wara from the NBHD, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Alkaline, Bibio, Zomby, De La, Sevyn Streeter, Z-Ro, Against Me, Dolly Parton and Dawn. Can't argue with this. Only thing I take issue with is that I can't remove tracks so I gotta make a separate list to edit.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Saturday, 3 September 2016 15:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Got all excited about Roy Montgomery in my Release Radar but then it turned out to be: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MC_rBBAiC2Y/maxresdefault.jpg🔗

I got Roy Harper but luckily it turned out to be the expected guy.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

What is happening here? Spotify is advertising Spotify Film, which doesn't exist? https://www.reddit.com/r/spotify/comments/50yv45/i_found_an_advertisement_on_the_app_promoting/

mick signals, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 00:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Note: To send something direct to someone’s Spotify inbox on mobile, you must each have your accounts connected to, and be friends on, Facebook. Here’s how.

wtf, facebook is eating everything in its path. i'm sure i remember sending playlists to friends before, maybe it was on desktop. either way it's garbage. I presume spotify want everyone connected to facebook so everyone else on facebook can see how cool and popular spotify is.

dancing jarman by derek (ledge), Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

sharing with non-Facebook friends in Spotify has always been at least partially broken

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 September 2016 17:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't you just copy the link and send it by whatever non Facebook means you choose?

get outta the way! here comes (onimo), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

you can (and i do) but it would be nice to have it all in-app

speaking of this sort of thing, apple music doesn't allow any means i'm aware of to share a song AT ALL via email, twitter or within apple music, which in 2016 is a little o_O

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Fucking facebook. I had to create an account to even get spotify in the first place. Would love to decouple them now that's no longer required, but suspect it's impossible.

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Friday, 23 September 2016 01:43 (one week ago) Permalink

brother and I text playlists to each other and that works well. (He is not on facebook).

veggie sticks potato snacks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I never read spotify mail, so this actually works better.

veggie sticks potato snacks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been really liking the Release Radar list lately, it does a good job of letting me know when artists I like have new stuff available

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:11 (five days ago) Permalink

Anyone else spotted the Daily Mix? Mine's just chucked Stroke it Noel and Crosby & Nash's Southbound Train at me. Auspicious beginnings...

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:26 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah, I've liked this feature so far. It basically gives a bunch of playlists, each one focused on one of my favorite genres and associated artists plus some new stuff. There are a couple lists that I'd love to swap out for something a little different, but in general it's a nice, easy way to jump into a particular vibe that I enjoy without going to far into a bunch of stuff that I'm unfamiliar with.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:35 (yesterday) Permalink

Just played around with this: https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/29/pacemaker-editable-mixtapes-dj/

Very cool, but the UI is confusing to me so far (as with many Apple Design Award-winners!).

schwantz, Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:39 (yesterday) Permalink

in general, it seems like spotify is doing a better job of lining up lists that are well targeted at the music I actually want to hear. I think a big part of that for me is focusing on familiar music from my own playlists and then sprinkling in a few new things here and there.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:40 (yesterday) Permalink

haven't gotten it yet but am skeptical of "like shuffling your winamp, with a few random tracks thrown in"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 29 September 2016 22:26 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, it depends what you want out of it. I don't enjoy lists of all new to me stuff, I still want to hear all my favorites.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:09 (one hour ago) Permalink

Wait is the Daily Mix a new algorithm? I searched and find a few playlists with that name or similar compiled by individuals.

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:15 (one hour ago) Permalink

I only see it on my android app, not on the desktop app so far. I do Home, then Your Library, and it appears right at the top of the screen above Playlists.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:18 (one hour ago) Permalink

Ah, I just updated iPhone app and see. I see five such Daily Mixes, numbered 1 to 5, a rock one with Big Star, The Velvets, The Modern Lovers, The Band, a funk/R&B one, a jazz one, and two others I don't know the theme of, one featuring Jane Weaver's "The Silver Globe" and one with all tracks and artists completely unfamiliar to me.

Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 30 September 2016 00:39 (fifty-two minutes ago) Permalink


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