Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Er....

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

I preferred just tapping the album cover.

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Friday, 4 April 2014 22:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Zat still work?

Tompall Tudor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 April 2014 23:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

has anyone gotten this on the mac?

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 23:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i got the new ios app on my iphone but my macbook version hasn't changed

Mordy , Friday, 4 April 2014 23:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

disappointing, but thanks!

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 23:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

It's a gradual rollout over the course of a couple weeks or something. If you don't have it yet, you'll get it soon.

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 5 April 2014 15:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Are we Linux users getting the update too?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 5 April 2014 15:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Steely Dan poll results playlist has 17 followers. I'm one and I can see who three others are. Who are the other 13? Who are the 401 users following "Julian Cope's Japrocksampler Top 50 Albums"? I can go get fucked.

Update from a Spotiy developer:

"We have currently no plans to restore that feature. It's being discussed though, as we know that some people find it useful. The problem with the feature as it used to work was that, although it made sense for a handful of followers, it didn't scale for playlists with many followers. It was sort of broken, and fixing it properly would have quite far reaching technical implications. I hope that answers your question."

IOW, "we don't wanna do this thing, because it's hard." *sticks out bottom lip*

WilliamC, Saturday, 5 April 2014 15:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Are we Linux users getting the update too?

not seeing it myself

as for ios, my local music no longer has artwork >:-|

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Sunday, 6 April 2014 04:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'll concede that this update looks and works better on my wife's shiny new iPhone than on my old iPod touch

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Sunday, 6 April 2014 04:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

The iOS app is almost usable if you start it, and don't touch anything. Don't skip tracks, don't star them, don't move anywhere else in the app. But once you do any of those, it starts hanging up, unresponsive, crashing. This is one of the worst app updates I've ever seen.

Jeff, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 13:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

The entire Spotify mobile app QA team needs to be fired. If they even exist.

Jeff, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 13:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

What device are you guys using, I am having exactly zero problems with the app but maybe that's because it's on an iphone 5

anonanon, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

guys I accidentally paid for a month of beats music, see you on the other side

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

iPhone 5. I suspect it has something to do with the number of songs I have on my most played playlist. 2269, all available offline.

Jeff, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

Maybe I need a 5s.

Jeff, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

works fine on 5s

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

just got the new spotify on my mac

Mordy , Tuesday, 8 April 2014 21:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

hope i do too soon

markers, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 22:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

fuck, almost all of Underworld has vanished now

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 03:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

starring stuff is now a huge PITA

ugh (lukas), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 17:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'm less worried about the technological stuff, and more about the fact that a huge chunk of their Kinks catalog seems to have vanished in a puff of smoke.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 17:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

I logged out and logged back in on my iPod yesterday and now I have the Your Music stuff plus it's somewhat better about displaying album art in offline mode.

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

what's the difference between pressing the + button to add a song to your "Songs" list, vs starring a song to add it to your starred list?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

you can browse items on Your Music by album or artist, other than that it just seems like an additional "star" list as far as I can tell

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

GOT IT

markers, Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

yay!

markers, Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol this looks much better

markers, Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

--this kind of looks ios7-y
--kind of an improvement i guess
--pity they didn't think about the bullshit layout
--i don't want to individually hit 'back' n times to get to the damn menu
--nor do i want a 'start playing playlist/album/search result in shuffle play' button taking up space that could instead allow shuffle and repeat options on screen
--haha i'm probably meant to shake the phone or invert it or use some kind of vigorous wanking motion but fuck off

--that said i can't really imagine getting all that cross about this because, you know, all of recorded music ever is available to me through the air

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

all of recorded music ever

kind of lol but mostly sad

sleeve, Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

why have they got that 'starred' bit at the top of the faves on the left there?? either way i do like the look of it, makes the old one look dead cramped.

piscesx, Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

ugh i hate minimalist scroll bars

reddening, Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

I hate how big everything is

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Saturday, 12 April 2014 06:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

That music travels through more glass than air

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 12 April 2014 06:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

It's cool how you can't tell whether shuffle is on or not except by getting your face right up to the monitor, squinting and clicking the icon repeatedly, hoping the difference between faintest gray and faintest gray gently kissed by faintest green will assert itself.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

I miss iTunes.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 April 2014 13:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

so is there no way to a whole bunch of tracks to Your Music at once? looks like the most you can do is add a whole album, but you can't do a whole playlist.

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Saturday, 12 April 2014 13:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

i would love a way to "star" albums separately from tracks.

― brimstead, Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:08 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

well awesome, the new (?) "Save" feature basically allows you to do just this. maybe it was there all along.

brimstead, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:56 (Yesterday) Permalink

I actually miss the ability to Star tracks with a single click, since I had my Starred Playlist set to store offline as per some discussion above. Still getting used to My Music.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 April 2014 23:07 (Yesterday) Permalink

I mean can you just set all of My Music to be offline?

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 April 2014 23:14 (Yesterday) Permalink


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