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

it is worth it for me. there was a fairly annoying spotify commercial before the movie I went to today where a girl got a playlist from a ~cute boy~, linked it to her friends via text, and was all "AHHHHH look what Devon made me!!"

Sufjan Cougar Mellencamp (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:27 (2 days ago) Permalink

tempted to make a parody where I receive a playlist of Jim Ford rarities from my local record store owner and forward it to my brother

Sufjan Cougar Mellencamp (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:28 (2 days ago) Permalink

not sure what the point of 'your music' is & why it has replaced starred tracks for one-click adding w/out replacing starred tracks entirely. ticks are better than stars but otherwise I am at a loss

ogmor, Monday, 21 April 2014 17:11 (2 days ago) Permalink

yeah v confused by it all and dont want to spend the time to figure it out really.

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Monday, 21 April 2014 17:12 (2 days ago) Permalink

You used to have to make a playlist out of an album in order to save it. Now you can just save it, and use playlists for actual playlists. Plus you can see your music by song or album or artist, and sorted a variety of ways, none of which was true with a flat sidebar of playlists.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 21 April 2014 23:56 (2 days ago) Permalink

thinking of it as an archive makes more sense. might be useful for mobile if I can be bothered to fill it up. was never big into albums playlists but I appreciate that organizing music is a pretty daunting task, I only wish the year info was better as I do like to group things chronologically

ogmor, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:12 (Yesterday) Permalink

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

Scared to install in fear that it will make my phone explode.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

Ok, this is like a billion times better. Don't know wtf happened with that last release.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:39 (Yesterday) Permalink

is an update available for iOS 6?

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:46 (Yesterday) Permalink

No idea, I'm on 7.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

Are you guys talking about iPad? Don't see much difference on iPhone between this update and the prior one. Also no Repeat One.

Kid Creole Meets Señor Coconut at a fIREHOSE Show (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:02 (Yesterday) Permalink

The update is that isn't crashing constantly.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:04 (Yesterday) Permalink

Which is really all I care about. Just play the music.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

yeah, seems much better for me as well. I can actually hit 'next' with the screen locked again!

still wish the art for all my local music didn't get zapped :-/

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:16 (Yesterday) Permalink

so, I imagine 'stars' are getting phased out now, huh? suxx.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:17 (Yesterday) Permalink

I never really used the stars. Of the new system is a way to organize albums I want to have easy acces to, but keep it separate from the playlists that I create, then that's great.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:21 (Yesterday) Permalink

Chronology - yes. And I realize that my favorite playlists are often idiosyncratic...I wish you could locate playlists by means other than title. Like keywords. It needs more social "glue", more personality.

It sucks when you get re-recordings when you search for songs, especially when you want to spice up your playlists with one-hit wonders or oddball tracks.

I am Sporadicus! (I M Losted), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:41 (Yesterday) Permalink

otm. One rerecord can ruin your whole playlist.

Kid Creole Meets Señor Coconut at a fIREHOSE Show (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:44 (Yesterday) Permalink

If the stars go, I go.

Jeff, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:43 (Yesterday) Permalink

loss of stars is a shame, in theory you could just add to 'starred' playlist but yeah it's not the same. i'm also guessing you can't see what tracks ppl have saved which is a shame cuz ppl's starred playlists could be pretty interesting/great. otoh 'save' w/ albums has definitely increased the utility of the app. love everything else about the update, much closer to matching the desktop experience.

balls, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:48 (Yesterday) Permalink

never really understood "starred". was it a rating system?

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:52 (16 hours ago) Permalink

No. You could only "star" or "unstar." It was a list of Favorites or an On-The-Go Playlist, the default playlist that was always first and easiest to get to. Still there, but harder to add to.

Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:18 (15 hours ago) Permalink

Just a quick way to note a track for replay-ability. 80% of the time I listen to music, it's my starred playlist on random.

Jeff, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:32 (15 hours ago) Permalink

yeah "starred" is now this weird neutered version of its old self, functionally a normal playlist but one you can't move or delete

anonanon, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:34 (15 hours ago) Permalink

Basically a while back, based on somebody's suggestion upthread, I set my Starred Playlist to be Offline and never looked back. Until now.

Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:39 (15 hours ago) Permalink

Mines off line. What's different about that?

Jeff, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:49 (15 hours ago) Permalink

Nothing. For all I know it was you who gave me the idea.

Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:54 (15 hours ago) Permalink

PERHAPS.

Jeff, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:58 (14 hours ago) Permalink

I use this app every day and lost track of what the hell you people are talking about two dozen posts ago.

pplains, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:59 (14 hours ago) Permalink

It means its stored on yer comp/phone and you can play those tracks when not online

Scooby Doom (۩), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:00 (14 hours ago) Permalink

I defer to ilxor Jeff on these matters.

Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:19 (14 hours ago) Permalink

This is just semantics,
make a playlist, call it "Starred tracks" and add songs that you want to it
Oh no, one more click

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:03 (13 hours ago) Permalink

What even is offline listening for? Air travel?

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:08 (13 hours ago) Permalink

Subway travel. Not using cellular data when you are not on wifi.

Kilgore Haggard Replica (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:21 (13 hours ago) Permalink

ah ok, that's pretty useful then

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:47 (13 hours ago) Permalink

Yeah and it doesn't eat at your data.

IKEA metaballs (Spottie), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 06:34 (10 hours ago) Permalink

I have only ever starred tracks by accident.

pick it up for ripple laser (onimo), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:15 (9 hours ago) Permalink

Got the update and it does indeed skip tracks much faster. Still doesn't show any artwork in offline mode, I suspect that won't change.

Starred tracks are pretty important to me because they are the only way for me to play my big master playlist on Roku.

Haven't yet found a way to dump a large amount of songs, like a whole playlist, into Your Music. How would I do this? I don't want to build it from scratch since I already have a favorites list.

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:06 (3 hours ago) Permalink


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