Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Er....

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

re: Glenn - point EN's computer at ILM. ;)

forksclovetofu is OTM, i was just about to mention this !

note, ILM data for 2015 music is ALREADY in the spotify data mining sets i.e the ILM Rolling spotify playlists that forksclovetofu collates. Those playlists will be compared to similar playlists that will influence the discover weekly playlists for many other spotify listeners. So if your already listening to the ILM spotify playlists regularly your benefiting from the existing collective intelligence of ilm and other likeminded / similar curated playlists.

djmartian, Thursday, 13 August 2015 22:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

going back to Fresh Finds,

I found this

The Firehose
https://open.spotify.com/user/predict0/playlist/3mZgwuBZqoRWIQqQB7IsTb
Fresh Finds Pro Edition

only 24 followers of this hidden away playlist. Probably most of these are internal spotify employees, but anyone can follow.

over 400 tracks in the last 4 weeks - tracks added regularly - 32 tracks were added thursday morning.

so, this is like a spotify rolling recent version of the Hype Machine for new tracks for new / emerging artists

hype machine
http://hypem.com/

there is also this playlist:

Blogmergence
https://open.spotify.com/user/predict0/playlist/0L5QOqPKhNaYOx1IlUdjH6

this looks like a unfiltered data dump of recent tracks crawled from music blogs. 47 tracks were added on thursday morning.

this is the spotify R&D account:

predict0
https://open.spotify.com/user/predict0
useful to follow

as refereed by Brian Whitman, in the link i mentioned upthread

http://notes.variogr.am/post/125515460365/fresh-finds

they have created human filtered best finds for july / june / may

regarding what spotify need to do next, they need a proper blogging / content strategy outside of the spotify platform. i.e to start a new music discovery blog. They have content curators i.e playlist makers & data scientists but spotify are underutilizing their knowledge and enthusiasm.

djmartian, Thursday, 13 August 2015 22:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/87588

President Obama uploads his own personal playlists on Spotify

piscesx, Friday, 14 August 2015 19:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 14 August 2015 20:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol reminds me of this - https://mobile.twitter.com/blippoblappo/status/460194112142979075

balls, Friday, 14 August 2015 20:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

surprised he's so into death grips, but hey

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

tbrr finding out that michelle and barack's getting it on mix is fairly close to my own is kinda awesome

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 August 2015 22:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

maybe you can use that along with the knowledge of his murders to delay orgasm /morbs

oh, i am a lonlely poster. i live in a box of posts. (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 14 August 2015 23:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i don't think i read that the way you meant it

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 August 2015 00:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i HOPE i didn't read that the way you meant it

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 August 2015 00:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

this thread took a disturbing turn

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Saturday, 15 August 2015 01:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

why does spotify (ios) burn off so much mobile data when playing saved tracks? what's it downloading? 45 mb today and i've only played ~two hours' worth.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 17 August 2015 07:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

two hours of all saved tracks? that seems very high. I would switch to offline mode in that case.

oh, i am a lonlely poster. i live in a box of posts. (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 17 August 2015 07:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

thing is i shouldn't have to keep doing that. hoping it's just a bug and not album covers or something.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 17 August 2015 09:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

a distinctly dancey playlist this week. i approve!

tayto fan (Michael B), Monday, 17 August 2015 14:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

So I'm normally pretty blasé about internet privacy policy shenanigans but this does sound pretty extreme:

“With your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos, or media files.

What does that mean, "with your permission"? Have I given permission by accepting this policy? What on earth do they want with my contacts or photos anyway?

ledge, Friday, 21 August 2015 07:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

on ios you need to give explicit permission. if you're on android i think they can mine everything. really though i think it's just spotify covering off all likelihoods before you do any of the things that might fire off a scrape of your address book etc.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 21 August 2015 08:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

android M will make the permissions more granular.

but yes, why does this synthesizer app need my wifi details and my contacts?

koogs, Friday, 21 August 2015 08:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

https://news.spotify.com/us/2015/08/21/sorry-2/

Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to. We will ask for your express permission before accessing any of this data – and we will only use it for specific purposes that will allow you to customize your Spotify experience.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 21 August 2015 23:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

Charles Manson is on this week's Discover playlist :/

JoeStork, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

However many weeks later, the Discover playlist may have led finally to a discovery, I think mostly due to the avalanche of Wilco I'd been playing a couple of weeks ago - Israel Nash, who I've never heard of before. Very Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Not sure if I'll dig a whole album of this or not, but I think this is the first new-to-me artist I've come across via Discover where I actually want to try and hear more.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:37 (6 days ago) Permalink

Happened to me with On An On this week...

schwantz, Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

Manson showed up on a bunch of people's lists this week. Not a problem we had anticipated, but steps will be taken...

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

hopefully not by him

Spottie, Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:12 (6 days ago) Permalink

lol

i have been enjoying the weekly discovery much to my surprise

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:15 (6 days ago) Permalink

This entry has been known to cause some problems at a few music services... not naming names

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/8530d70e-778c-4eba-b08d-831d16783c03

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:18 (6 days ago) Permalink

http://everynoise.com/engenremap-oratory.html

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:36 (6 days ago) Permalink

what governs the positioning there, glenn? quality of recording?

Fizzles, Sunday, 30 August 2015 06:55 (3 days ago) Permalink

This week on Discover Weekly: Ten (count 'em) songs I already know, and songs by Dr. Dog and Slightly Stoopid (gag). I'm beginning to think Spotify doesn't think very highly of me.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:01 (2 days ago) Permalink

it's ok, Spotify A) gave me a kate bush song B) made it "deeper understanding"

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:21 (2 days ago) Permalink

"you seem like you'd like kate bush, and of all the hundreds of kate bush songs, we feel this will best resonate with your personality"

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:22 (2 days ago) Permalink

mine is great this week!

welltris (crüt), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:26 (2 days ago) Permalink

Fizzles: the positioning is atmospheric-vs-bouncy and organic-vs-mechanistic, same as on the big overall genre map, but within a genre like oratory you're basically seeing large magnifications of small differences, so it isn't necessarily telling you much.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 31 August 2015 14:06 (2 days ago) Permalink

Spotify seems desperate to make me listen to Lloyd Cole, every single Discover Weekly playlist I've had so far includes at least one of his songs

soref, Monday, 31 August 2015 14:45 (2 days ago) Permalink

(this week's playlist, upon actually listening, is decent, I just thought the particular choice of song was hilarious)

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 15:04 (2 days ago) Permalink

Can't fault Spotify for giving you songs you already know unless you listen to them regularly on Spotify. I got a high number of tracks this week that I already knew, but I took that as a sign that it's getting closer to ID'ing my tastes.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 31 August 2015 16:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

thanks glenn.

still yet to try out my discover playlist. seem to be feeling that same aversion that i have when people I don't entitely trust recommend me things. multplied beyond what i would feel if I encountered the same things without any context.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 14:07 (Yesterday) Permalink

Well, you can look at the thing without listening to it. Is that less scary?

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 14:50 (Yesterday) Permalink


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