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

12 days since I got my last one. I contacted Spotify about it and they were very helpful, advising me to reinstall via several emails. After I reinstalled and told them that it still wasn't working I haven't heard from them though. At least the bell is still present, I guess.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 16 April 2016 07:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't gotten any in a while, either. I'll see if I can find out what's going on.

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 16 April 2016 08:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Hey glenn I'm finding you can no longer drag a track from in-browser spotify straight into a playlist on your desktop version - now it just diverts you to the record the track you've dragged is from. Do you know if this is an intentional change or temporary bug or wha?

nashwan, Saturday, 16 April 2016 13:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i do miss being able to see who was following a playlist

balls, Saturday, 16 April 2016 14:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

this new 'songs based on the playlist you made' feature is blowing my actual mind. the best feature they've ever done,
a freaking brilliant idea.

piscesx, Monday, 18 April 2016 23:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

omg I was just thinking the other day what a great feature that would be.

Just can't get Eno, ugh (ledge), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 04:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

It was in rdio 2 years ago iirc

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

is this the list you get if you select Radio for a playlist or is something different?

Check Yr Scrobbles (Moodles), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

App is slower than dripping molasses on iOS 7. Wish they still provided an older version.

calstars, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

A fellow iOS 7 user! *waves*. It does take an age to start up and sometimes can take a frustratingly log time to start playing a track from a new album or playlist - generally it works ok for me though.

Just can't get Eno, ugh (ledge), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

maybe spotify on ios is some kind of revenge for itunes on windows...

koogs, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

The "radio" is cool; so far it's mainly helping me remember obvious things that should have been in a playlist, rather than revealing totally unknown things to me. I imagine the algorithm works off of "other people who listened to x..." logic, so that's not so surprising - my playlist full of familiar classic rock radio cuts is logically going to turn up other classic rock radio staples. No worries there.

I do wish it were at least programmed to leave out songs that are already in that playlist, though! Maybe there's some other use for it that I'm overlooking, but it seems like the main value would be to give you new ideas to supplement a playlist, not stuff you're obviously already listening to. Other than that, the only problem is the same as Discover Weekly - the majority of the 'radio' is stuff that I'm very well aware of and have left out of the playlist on purpose, either because I own the album and don't want it to lose its freshness, or because I don't like the song. But I can't imagine how that would be avoided. It's a decent feature. What's the window on it being willing to refresh and give you a new 'radio' lineup for a given playlist, though?

never ending bath infusion (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Does the Spotify Discovery playlist take into account everything you've listened to, or only most recent listening activity? Or both, but with a stronger bias towards the most recent?

MarkoP, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

out of curiosity - does spotify take account of you adding stuff to your own playlist from your discover weekly one?

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

Does Spotify consider your personal affection for Big Country and Julianna Hatfield, and then factor that into an algorithm that decides how helpful the discover playlist will be?

dlp9001, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

Uh oh.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'm slightly disappointed to learn that some of the more interesting/esoteric song choices that pop up in my Discovery playlist seem like they might be a result of said song showing up in an episode of Girls. Or at least that probably explains things like the Oggum Boogum song and Girl by FLiP. It probably doesn't explain the Laurie Anderson track about her giving birth to a dog that she had sewn into her stomach.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

my playlist was particularly good this week. a lot of my old faves (not obvious ones either) with some good new picks

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

xp haha I got that Laurie Anderson track, too!

We quickly ate the feast as to leave ASAP (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

the email and desktop notifications are both still not working. Now 15 days and counting.

found this via twiiter
https://twitter.com/search?q=spotify%20notifications%20&src=typd

The reason for no spotify notifications, this job vacancy exists?

Product Owner, Notifications and Marketing Automation

Spotify
New York, NY, United States
Full-Time
https://app.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?b=neaRWvwb&j=oLy41fw8

djmartian, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

Mine have been gone for 15 days now too. :(

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

Tips on keeping up to date with mew releases in the meantime

updated regularly:

Brian Askrud: April 2016
https://open.spotify.com/user/baskrud/playlist/3bWf4lNH4tZ5jSopp9ZGvj

Tune New Music stream
https://open.spotify.com/user/tunenewmusic/playlist/7dWUYZIWyt3lE1GlMOsraO

Johan Carlo Olsson: 2016 Best New Music
https://open.spotify.com/user/jagheterjohanheterjag/playlist/62qt00xDiCgp7a42wVL0uf

All Things Go: Emerging
https://open.spotify.com/user/allthingsgomusic/playlist/2VlzkJvSAd3PnLzo6llbL8

Updated Fridays

This Week's Releases
https://open.spotify.com/user/jlarome/playlist/6KErOvRQFEAnY5SdrrBDOD

connected with this website: http://www.spotifynewmusic.com/index.php

Boomkat - April 2016
https://open.spotify.com/user/williemiller/playlist/26ExMZ5XTAgZreiVFJyhoO
by spotify user Willie Miller

djmartian, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

Spotify's notifications feature is basically what won me over and made me scrap both apple music and google play. So I'm HOPING it will return soon.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 07:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

this might have been asked a few times but I'm new to spotify. is there a fast way to create a playlist from a list of artists and tracks in text format?

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

There's something weird going on in Spotify's listening data. I did some silly Game of Thrones Spotify thing and Spotify told me I listen to 50% EDM, 35% Experimental Electronic and 14% Rock, which isn't even close to true (no Hip-Hop or R&B??). Probably explains why my Discover playlists are all over the map.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 April 2016 16:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

I don't actually know what that Game of Thrones thing does, but it probably looks at only a tiny bit of your listening, because it works through an external API. Recent plays, or recent saves or something.

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

This feels extremely "late period" and I don't know if that's a good thing at this point.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sorry, wrong thread. Lol.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

xps to glenn -- makes sense, sort of like an auditory buzzfeed quiz i guess.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

does anyone know how to make the big blue bar across the top begging me to connect to facebook go away? it showed up a few weeeks ago and will not go away.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 24 April 2016 16:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

It's nice to be able to have local file playlists from more than one computer - i.e., not to have to tether the phone to just one device at a time.

calstars, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:27 (6 days ago) Permalink

Oh, and these location specifics are kind of awesome:

calstars, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:28 (6 days ago) Permalink

is there a fast way to create a playlist from a list of artists and tracks in text format?

http://www.playlist-converter.net

Only problem is when it finds the wrong version of a track (e.g. a live recording) as it's no longer as quick to add tracks to playlists by dragging them from browser to app - still gutted about this.

nashwan, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:23 (5 days ago) Permalink

Notifications, please come back

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:41 (5 days ago) Permalink

Co-sign

calstars, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:51 (5 days ago) Permalink

i never understand how they can continually get stuff right and then fuck it up ...Stars, notification and so forth

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:21 (5 days ago) Permalink

It's mind boggling.

Jeff, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:22 (5 days ago) Permalink

This is kinda cool: http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-add-your-old-cds-to-spotify-1772337116

schwantz, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 15:46 (5 days ago) Permalink

Hey I just got some notifications, everyone. That's one gremlin down.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 17:43 (5 days ago) Permalink

Me too! I'm on iOS.

calstars, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 18:23 (5 days ago) Permalink


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