Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

can i get a spotify invite

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

is it UK only?

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

mr bimble check your email

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

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/ gets you straight in without an invite.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 07:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I went in on that link above, no trouble at all. I'm in the UK tho - maybe there's a problem with the US, I dunno.

It's awesome, btw. Nearest thing to the "universal jukebox" I've seen for a long time.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 08:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think it's staggering. At least 95% of my track/artist searches to date have returned results. And I like the concept of shared playlists.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spotify Premium is available in Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the UK. The Free version is only available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain.

It amuses me to see the adverts briefly appear in last.fm (and permanently in your Spotify history).

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is impressive. There's a lot more weird, small stuff on than I thought there would be, thopugh also mystifying gaps too.

Someone should set up a shared ILX playlist for Jan (then we can move to Feb etc to stop it getting unwieldy). I'll do it tonight if no-one else does.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Excellent idea. I was thinking of doing one for the Pazz & Jop Top 50 singles, and maybe the Rocktimists poll tracks as well. But it'll have to wait until tonight.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Gaps spotted so far: no King Crimson, very little UK Funky, no Aeroplane mix of Grace Jones "Williams Blood" (although their mix of Friendly Fires "Paris" is on there). Remixes are generally well represented, though.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Remixes are generally well represented, though.

But not always listed as remixes, I've found. And they don't scrobble as remixes (sorry, I'll take that to the last.fm thread)

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I also like the non-bloatiness: the software was running at around 14,000k on my home PC last night - so I could close iTunes for once, and benefit from the faster performance.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I hope this thing a) goes global so the US can use it b) they make a mobile/iphone app c) ushers in a new era of music use.

I confidently predict big 4 will put a stop to it.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

All the majors have signed up in europe, though. I suppose it's whether the US ones are far-sighted enough.

It's also notable that most of the big digital music holdout bands aren't represented- no Beatles, Metallica, AC/DC.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Every Stones album is there though, yay!

Another thing I've noticed is that the service avoids any queueing problems, as you occasionally get on, say, last.fm.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Last.fm is screwed unless they can come up with something as wide ranging as this.

Billy Dods, Friday, 23 January 2009 10:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

The DJ Khaled selection is spotty and Denim aren't on there either.

I do like the way that you get to see all the crummy compilation albums that bands appear on. If you pick someone like The Sweet it takes about 5 mins to scroll through them all.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's strange that at one point it was officially released and now is oop and not even available to stream...gonna assume it was prince who personally put the kibosh on it, hopefully his estate will be kind enough to exploit his legacy and open the vaults

musically, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 19:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It does stream on Tidal. It was only legitimately available for about a year, as a limited edition from 1994-1995.

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 19:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I hope one day S will start to notify me again about new releases

calstars, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seems like very recently when an album or playlist is finished it now starts playing album or playlist radio. Don't mind this feature, but wondering when it got rolled out and if I can turn off if needed.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Settings/Playback/Autoplay

DJI, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The same thing happened to me, it's really annoying. You can go to settings in the app (top right), choose playback then deselect Autoplay

― badg, zondag 5 februari 2017 20:38 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thx

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ah, there is even Song Radio.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

does anyone know of a playlist or something similar that exists for spoken word albums for children available on spotify?

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Mordy, some leads here: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/2at1I5TCLf6a1OH2jL8CCB

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

ty

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Tracklist of Cannonball Adderley's In Person is all messed up, seems to be a completely different album, perhaps a bonus disc of stuff unreleased on the original album, who knows.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Fired up spotify's web player tonight (my primary spotify source) and all of a sudden it welcomes me by saying 'To enjoy Spotify, please install Adobe Flash. It's free.'

Why yes, let me install the FREE and WONDERFUL and not remotely awful FLASH ~software~, as if it were the early 00's. This is the way forward, surely.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 February 2017 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

In other news, my discover weekly playlist updated at the stroke of midnight.

Louder Than Borads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2017 05:09 (one week ago) Permalink

new web player design makes it impossible to drag tracks from browser to desktop app playlists :[

nashwan, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

i just finally hit whatever the limit is on tracks/albums you can save to your library, this sucks. just give me 50% more and i'd be good for several more years

ciderpress, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 04:42 (six days ago) Permalink

how many 2 year olds must have email addresses before this implementation of a "family plan" is fixed?

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:30 (six days ago) Permalink

hey if you can open lines of credit in kids names, they can have their own email addresses as well....

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:39 (six days ago) Permalink

on the bright side, Hounds of Love is finally on US spotify

ciderpress, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:52 (six days ago) Permalink

sufjan otm, apple music requires this too

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:51 (six days ago) Permalink

does anyone actually get push notifications on ios (or any notification) when an artist they follow has something added? I follow lana del rey and didn't hear a damn thing from spotify when her new track dropped a few days ago. I follow a lot of artists and when I went into my inbox (for the first time in months) to see if I missed the notification, it was empty. I checked and my iphone allows notifications from spotify, but even if it didn't there should notifications wi th in thr app, right? Just me or anyone else have this issue?

musically, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:56 (six days ago) Permalink

I follow lana del rey and didn't hear a damn thing from spotify when her new track dropped a few days ago.

they were probably trying to spare u

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:04 (six days ago) Permalink

New stuff from people i follow tends to crop up in the friday finds. Occasionally i still get random emails for SOME of the artists I follow.

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Thursday, 23 February 2017 02:30 (five days ago) Permalink

Thanks for getting the multiple Paul Williamses fixed, glenn.

The new Babaganouj EP that just went up has mismatched titles to tracks, for example track 1 ("Star") is actually track 2 and so on until you get to track 5, which is actually track 1. Not sure if that's fixable on your end or if it comes that way from the supplier.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 February 2017 05:15 (four days ago) Permalink

Thanks, I'll pass the word along on that one. (As you kinda guessed, the distributor has to fix that and resend it.)

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 24 February 2017 21:28 (four days ago) Permalink


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