Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

can i get a spotify invite

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

is it UK only?

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

mr bimble check your email

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

is it a new feature for spotify to immediately start playing a related radio station once an album/playlist is over? wish it would ask instead of doing it automatically...

musically, Sunday, 5 February 2017 18:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The same thing happened to me, it's really annoying. You can go to settings in the app (top right), choose playback then deselect Autoplay

badg, Sunday, 5 February 2017 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what's wrong u don't like music

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 5 February 2017 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's very annoying, it even overrules tracks you had already queued up. Have adjusted the settings. Thanks, badg!

breastcrawl, Sunday, 5 February 2017 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Glenn please hardcode autoplay into bespoke client for Tracer Hand txs

badg, Sunday, 5 February 2017 20:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The autoplay radio "feature" happened to me when I was listening to downloaded music offline and it gobbled up the last of my data for the month by the time I'd realised what the fuck was playing. I had it set to only stream when connected to wifi as well!

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 5 February 2017 22:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dude

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 5 February 2017 22:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thanks for the tip badg!

I have unlimited data so I didn't even think about it from that perspective but I'm sure spotify is gonna get a bunch of angry emails about this feature for sure... at the very least disable autoplay when not on wifi as default or something

musically, Monday, 6 February 2017 05:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I will pass along all this feedback about Autoplay...

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 6 February 2017 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

this is weird but somehow I had saved two albums by the same band to play, I started playing one and it definitely played a few of those songs, and then for some reason, despite shuffle not being on, it jumped to the other album for no good reason (I didn't notice right away cos lol it was death metal and I hadn't listened to iether album enough to know the songs by heart).

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 03:11 (one week ago) Permalink

turning shuffle on and back off fixed it.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 03:11 (one week ago) Permalink

lol who the fuck is dlp....wait was he the one that also offended lots of fuckin' people in the Swans thread last year?

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 03:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I believe he's a long time poster, well liked, but smth abt Spotify spins him out of control

niels, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/news/71469-new-york-times-subscriptions-now-come-with-free-spotify-premium/

playlisting ILX is one thing but this coupled with the recent cuts in music writers is kinda hurmmmrhm... dear nyt, maybe hire some writers and curators to work with spotify and then post work through a subsite, huh? it's not either/or; it's both.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Glenn, I have an issue with syncing files to my phone, and I can't seem to find any workaround from the Spotify site. I keep my playlists carefully organized so that they either have tracks copied entirely from my local files list or they have tracks from the Spotify library. For the lists that I create from the local files, it seems like Spotify tries to match those to the Spotify library and then use files from the library instead of from my pc. This then counts against the number of tracks I am allowed to download from the Spotify library. Is there some way for me to force it to use my own files instead of files from the Spotify library?

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 18:50 (one week ago) Permalink

There's no official way, no. I think it's possible that you could prevent the matching by renaming your local versions, but I haven't tried that and I'm not saying it's a good idea...

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I just now noticed Paul Williams's 70s discography is up. I also noticed it's spread among three separate "artists."

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6W3w8o7f0eU4JoqRzDOG4h
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1LKElVPBhe0BasoUXWalJH
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3f626JSVauIhTQgatsFcs4

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 9 February 2017 05:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I will have the Paul Williamses merged...

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 9 February 2017 06:07 (one week ago) Permalink

This article says that Prince is back on streaming services, but I don't see his stuff on Spotify...

DJI, Monday, 13 February 2017 21:52 (six days ago) Permalink

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5a2EaR3hamoenG9rDuVn8j

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:25 (five days ago) Permalink

FUCK YES

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:59 (five days ago) Permalink

I could have sworn that prince's black album eventually got a "legit" release at some point but it's not available for streaming anywhere so maybe not? i was hoping that when they dumped all his stuff back on streaming sites they were gonna include the black album too...at least slsk is still around (i assume, i have barely used it since i joined spotify)

musically, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:19 (five days ago) Permalink

warner released the black album as one of his last contractually obligated LPs iirc. I know i bought it at sam goodys or something like that.

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:32 (five days ago) Permalink

wb also did gold experience and chaos and disorder but those are still only on tidal i think

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:34 (five days ago) Permalink

xpost They put out an ad saying that they'd send you a legit copy if you sent them your pirated one

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:35 (five days ago) Permalink

Is there a way to use the family plan in such a way that I can play raffi for my son while simultaneously listening to my own stuff from my own account? Or do I really need to register separate accounts and sign in separately, etc.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:30 (five days ago) Permalink

ha I have accidentally played stuff and irritated my son long-distance by being logged into Spotify in Boston while he was listening in the kitchen back home. my wife will text me, can you use your iTunes instead, aero jr. is listening to the Wiggles

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:38 (five days ago) Permalink

It's strange that at one point it was officially released and now is oop and not even available to stream...gonna assume it was prince who personally put the kibosh on it, hopefully his estate will be kind enough to exploit his legacy and open the vaults

musically, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 19:10 (five days ago) Permalink

It does stream on Tidal. It was only legitimately available for about a year, as a limited edition from 1994-1995.

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 19:26 (five days ago) Permalink

I hope one day S will start to notify me again about new releases

calstars, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 20:09 (five days ago) Permalink

Seems like very recently when an album or playlist is finished it now starts playing album or playlist radio. Don't mind this feature, but wondering when it got rolled out and if I can turn off if needed.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:09 (five days ago) Permalink

Settings/Playback/Autoplay

DJI, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:16 (five days ago) Permalink

The same thing happened to me, it's really annoying. You can go to settings in the app (top right), choose playback then deselect Autoplay

― badg, zondag 5 februari 2017 20:38 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:17 (five days ago) Permalink

Thx

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:32 (five days ago) Permalink

Ah, there is even Song Radio.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:49 (five days ago) Permalink

does anyone know of a playlist or something similar that exists for spoken word albums for children available on spotify?

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:45 (four days ago) Permalink

Mordy, some leads here: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/2at1I5TCLf6a1OH2jL8CCB

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:02 (four days ago) Permalink

ty

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:44 (four days ago) Permalink

Tracklist of Cannonball Adderley's In Person is all messed up, seems to be a completely different album, perhaps a bonus disc of stuff unreleased on the original album, who knows.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:28 (five hours ago) Permalink

Fired up spotify's web player tonight (my primary spotify source) and all of a sudden it welcomes me by saying 'To enjoy Spotify, please install Adobe Flash. It's free.'

Why yes, let me install the FREE and WONDERFUL and not remotely awful FLASH ~software~, as if it were the early 00's. This is the way forward, surely.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 February 2017 20:46 (fifteen minutes ago) Permalink


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