Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Er....

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

or at least a way to cull it -- today turned up one instrumental by Julia Kent, which is phenomenal, but alongside the likes of SOPHIE and Panda Bear and something called "hashtag IRL" by something called "Throwing Shade," which I feel worse having read and typed. it's just incoherent, or at least incoherent in a different way than I am

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 30 May 2016 20:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Since I don't get alerts anymore, I'm relying on DW to tell me things like "Sébastien Tellier just released something". Not sure this is the ideal user experience though.

xp hey I got "hashtag IRL" too! Also not listening to it.

ǂbait (seandalai), Monday, 30 May 2016 20:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

(and yes, I realize I am very much not the listener habit that this is designed for, even less considering that I often listen to music for review purposes on Spotify. which results in the outlier of being recommended things I have already reviewed. but again, this is too much of an edge case to really do anything about)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 30 May 2016 20:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

something called "hashtag IRL" by something called "Throwing Shade,

lol

mario vargis loosa (wins), Monday, 30 May 2016 20:21 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i don't know if the newer versions already have this but a follow artist feature that updates you whenever a new single or album comes out would be fantastic

Mordy, Monday, 30 May 2016 20:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

(sob)

ǂbait (seandalai), Monday, 30 May 2016 20:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Still waiting for the smart playlist feature that auto-updates a playlist built with search terms.

schwantz, Monday, 30 May 2016 20:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

today turned up one instrumental by Julia Kent

i was turned onto her a while ago by DW; beautiful stuff

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Monday, 30 May 2016 23:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.macstories.net/stories/i-made-you-a-mixtape/

ulysses, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 19:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

oh was at a friends BBQ on sunday and was using the Serato Pyro app to make a beatmatched mix on the fly. It was pretty fun and easy to us.

https://seratopyro.com/

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 20:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

just noticed the (free, PC) spotify app doesn't have the alert icon showing you all the recent additions from followed artists. that sucks.

goole, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 21:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Discover Weekly has songs I've been thinking about (but not talking or posting about) this week. Spookify!

Q for glenn if he can be bothered "shilling" some more

Do the magic algorithms take note of track skipping? If I skip Morrissey every week will he eventually disappear?

a goon shaped fule (onimo), Friday, 3 June 2016 16:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

no

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 3 June 2016 17:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

You can't make Morrissey disappear that easily

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 3 June 2016 17:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

does discover weekly ignore plays in the discover weekly playlist?

i'm thinking not, since i really only listen to discover weekly at the moment, and it seems to have got stuck in a positive feedback loop of thinking i like the 25 garbage indie tracks i have to skip every week as much as the 5 songs i let play all the way through.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 3 June 2016 17:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Can't remember where I read it, I think on one of the links I posted way upthread, but I distinctly recall that it does ignore plays in the discover weekly playlist, unless you save the tracks or add them to another playlist or whatever.

I've been using an IFTTT recipe to save all my DW tracks to a playlist so that I can see the history, so unfortunately I think that action does influence future DW lists :(

Dan I., Friday, 3 June 2016 18:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The bell icon is still present in the web player fwiw

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 3 June 2016 19:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i'm thinking not, since i really only listen to discover weekly at the moment, and it seems to have got stuck in a positive feedback loop of thinking i like the 25 garbage indie tracks i have to skip every week as much as the 5 songs i let play all the way through.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, June 3, 2016 1:13 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is the genesis of VVVVV

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 3 June 2016 19:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

just canned premium because i can't justify three music services. it was still giving me the burger menu when i killed it, idk maybe i'm a non-essential customer or something.

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 4 June 2016 00:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

just noticed the (free, PC) spotify app doesn't have the alert icon showing you all the recent additions from followed artists. that sucks.

Yeah, that seems to have been yanked in the most recent update.

The bell icon is still present in the web player fwiw

What are we, savages?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 4 June 2016 00:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Anybody else have the Slits on DW this week? They're definitely a band that would show up in my playlist, but I'm having a moment of paranoia that Spotify would give them an extra nudge because they're a name in the news in the last few days.

pleas to Nietzsche (WilliamC), Monday, 6 June 2016 16:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

There's no nudging in DW. I guess it's produced in a facility that also produces editorial products, but it uses different equipment, so it should be pretty safe for the nudge-allergic.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 6 June 2016 18:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

But people read news, and then go listen to things on Spotify, so it's totally expected that events in the world can end up affecting recommendations that are based on collective listening patterns.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 6 June 2016 18:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Spotify has been telling me it has lost the internet connection a lot lately. It's fine when I restart it but there has been a lot of restarting. I don't wanna live this way.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 6 June 2016 18:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

felt a brief nostalgic impulse to traverse some of my family's inexplicable understanding of 80s tastefulness and found that there are no Flim & the BB's recordings on spotify

goole, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 16:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

The Servant of Two Jam Masters (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 17:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I had a roommate who was an early adapter to CDs and that was one of the first few he got. He always played it whenever we had a visitor to impress them with the sonics.

The Servant of Two Jam Masters (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 17:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Early adopter

The Servant of Two Jam Masters (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 17:43 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Haven't gotten into my DW Playlists the previous few weeks but this one is top shelf.

Poe, I know all about Ulalume (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:39 (3 days ago) Permalink

it's pornographic?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:02 (3 days ago) Permalink

There are so many missed opportunities that I just can't imagine would be that difficult to provide. For example, the ability to search for playlists that contain a certain song would be huge. You can approximate this by Googling: site:spotify.com inurl:"playlist" "[artist name]" "[song name]"
...but why isn't that available in app?

Dan I., Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

It's one of those things that you just sort of assume would be available by default whenever you do a search, until you find that it's not.

Dan I., Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

All playlist-searching things are complicated by the fact that there are billions of playlists on Spotify. Improvements will come, but when you can't imagine why the one you're wanting would be difficult, sometimes that's the thing you aren't imagining...

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:13 (2 days ago) Permalink

Ah, I see, thanks. That makes sense.

Dan I., Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:30 (2 days ago) Permalink

I definitely didn't antagonize any Spotify co-workers by impatiently demanding obvious-seeming features before fully comprehending this myself. No way.

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:39 (2 days ago) Permalink

My laptop is glitching which means I can't put anything new on my iPod which in turn means that I finally got over myself and tried Spotify for the first time ever yesterday and was jamming out to a pretty cool space jazz playlist and discovering some cool new things and then the app kept telling me that I wasn't connected to the internet except for the thing where I was totally connected to the internet and it hasn't worked since. Oh well. It was fun for about nine minutes.

There must be some magic clue inside these gentle walls (Old Lunch), Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:56 (2 days ago) Permalink

I definitely didn't antagonize any Spotify co-workers by impatiently demanding obvious-seeming features before fully comprehending this myself. No way.

Lol

Poe, I know all about Ulalume (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:01 (2 days ago) Permalink

plz keep antagonizing them until they get local files figured out

Mordy, Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:09 (2 days ago) Permalink

If I worked a Spotify I would add stars emoji to every email I sent.

Jeff, Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:10 (2 days ago) Permalink

lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:36 (2 days ago) Permalink


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