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

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 (1 month ago) Permalink

it's pornographic?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:02 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink

Ah, I see, thanks. That makes sense.

Dan I., Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:30 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink

plz keep antagonizing them until they get local files figured out

Mordy, Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

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

Jeff, Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

just a few months ago the correct (1983) version of "Temple of Love" was on the Sisters of Mercy's Some Girls Wander By Mistake: http://open.spotify.com/album/42HVWb7R8TxLHgVjc2OOIV

now it's been replaced by the 1992 version, which has never been part of this album's official tracklist. what happened? I'm bummed.

ejemplo (crüt), Monday, 27 June 2016 12:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

Weird, looks like that was a label decision. Or a label action, anyway. Whether it was intentional or not is a different question.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 27 June 2016 17:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

found a DIY way to use the Star playlist
https://ifttt.com/recipes/311224-save-a-track-in-spotify-and-add-to-playlist

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 July 2016 19:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

you can use the + just like the old star . works great for me, i don't even use Your Library anyways

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 July 2016 19:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

That helps a lot, thank you.

Dan I., Friday, 1 July 2016 20:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Still can't unstar easily though, which was half of the star power!

Jeff, Friday, 1 July 2016 20:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

just click the check mark, it does the same thing

brimstead, Friday, 1 July 2016 20:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

we've covered this, it does not do the same thing

moistest hoist (Spottie), Friday, 1 July 2016 20:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Good point Jeff! But I do like to be able to hit one button and know exactly where the song goes

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 July 2016 20:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Just today realized there's no YMO on Spotify! :(

Dan I., Friday, 1 July 2016 23:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The Serato Pyro app (mentioned upthread) does a more than serviceable job at beat-mixing Spotify tracks (and local files held within iTunes). It's not perfect, but it rarely does a duff mix. And it's free.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 2 July 2016 13:39 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Pyro seems neat from the video demo, but fuck any app that's iOS only.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 2 July 2016 14:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

How does the algorithm know how much I like "I Walk On Guilded Splinters"? It has furnished me with several versions thus far, even including the slightly less enjoyably spelled "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Paul Weller.

My City Slang Was Gone (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Should have prefaced that with a "B-b-but" for full rhetorical effect.

My City Slang Was Gone (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It seems that desktop notifications are officially dead: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/Removal-of-desktop-notifications/td-p/1343904

Instead you can sign up to receive notifications...by email.

wtf Spotify

ǂbait (seandalai), Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

dafuq? EMAIL?!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 9 July 2016 00:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

whoops, wrong thread

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 16:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Glenn, there's a thing I noticed quite a while back but forgot to mention until now -- there are two George Lewises, a New Orleans clarinetist (1900-1968) and a Chicago composer/trombonist (1952-). Their streaming titles are mashed together in Spotify -- is there any way to separate them?

pleas to Nietzsche (WilliamC), Sunday, 17 July 2016 02:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

There is a way. I'm not going to fix them myself, because there are a lot of them and because jazz. But I'll pass the message along.

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 17 July 2016 04:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks!

pleas to Nietzsche (WilliamC), Sunday, 17 July 2016 12:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

OK, everyone probably already knew about this, but I've just come across Boil the Frog, and am having fun. http://static.echonest.com/BoilTheFrog/?src=Godspeed%20You%20Black%20Emperor&dest=Shonen%20Knife is an example--it tries to create a 'seamless' playlist to get you from one artist to another

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

Though its attempt to get from Grimes to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan via a comedy bit from Stephen Fry and Catherine Tate doing a Shakespeare soliloquy suggests there are still a few bugs in the mix.

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

A few months ago ledge asked why "Never Let Me Down Again" was missing from Depeche Mode's Music for the Masses (in the UK). It took a few tries to get the label to fix this, but it finally worked!

Triumphantly: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Yyx661Ksxl2pmRUuGLzw3

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 22 July 2016 13:25 (5 days ago) Permalink

Awesome. I knew you wouldn't let me down.

chad valley of the shadow of death (ledge), Friday, 22 July 2016 13:51 (5 days ago) Permalink

I think this might be a Rick roll

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Friday, 22 July 2016 13:55 (5 days ago) Permalink

Obviously the alternative was to just tell you to enjoy the silence.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 22 July 2016 14:02 (5 days ago) Permalink


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