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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Er....

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Some rando used my email address to create a free account, so I emailed customer service to have it deleted, and got this response back (where "xxxxxxxx" is my email address):

We've checked on the email address "xxxx✧✧✧@icl✧✧✧.c✧✧" and can confirm that it has an account which is "xxxxxxxx-4". Since you've said that someone used your email address, may I please know what email address or username is it?

I... what?

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

WHY DOES THIS PIECE OF SHIT SOFTWARE NEVER RECOGNIZE MY IPHONE WHEN I PLUG IT IN. WHY DOES THIS PIECE OF SHIT SOFTWARE SEEM TO BE COMPLETELY INCAPABLE OF HANDLING MY LOCAL FILES. FECES.

Really, really makes me appreciate iTunes. Can't wait for apple to start their streaming thing.

Jeff, Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:37 (3 days ago) Permalink

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/No-device-menu-in-the-new-update/m-p/1065741#M116532

Oh, any indicate that your phone is connected has been removed. NBD.

Jeff, Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:48 (3 days ago) Permalink

Evidently, there is no more wired sync? That's incredibly stupid when I'm trying to sync a thousand or so local files.

Jeff, Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:50 (3 days ago) Permalink

I expect the inability to handle local files now is just a precursor to removing that feature.

Jeff, Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:51 (3 days ago) Permalink

I love when you are syncing via wifi, the app has to be open and the screen on. And it takes hours, so you're just sitting there with spotify on constantly tapping your screen so it doesn't go to sleep.

Jeff, Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:55 (3 days ago) Permalink

yeah, it's bad

Bookmark No Bingus Permalink (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:27 (3 days ago) Permalink

mog was already pretty good. I switched to spotify bc mog ipad app didn't seem to have the programming support, ironically.

Bookmark No Bingus Permalink (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:33 (3 days ago) Permalink

Does anyone else have trouble with downgraded Spotify continuing to try to upgrade even after following the instructions? I don't think I missed anything...

JoeStork, Sunday, 26 April 2015 22:42 (2 days ago) Permalink

You must have missed a step. Those txt files should stop any attempts to upgrade.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 April 2015 22:53 (2 days ago) Permalink

Weird, the txt files are in the folder, read-only, but after maybe 5 minutes the Spotify_new application will reappear, along with the real .sig file.

JoeStork, Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:09 (2 days ago) Permalink

The jig is up!

Jeff, Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:13 (2 days ago) Permalink

while we're in this zone: is it normal for there to be 3-4 separate spotify.exe processes running, at like 30MB each (not counting the "web helper")? not the biggest deal in the world since firefox takes like half a gig for NO REASON all the time (need to fucking switch to something else at this point, also flash crashes constantly and fucking homestarrunner videos from 13 years ago play with huge lag). but anyway, annoying. this started, i think, right around the time of the upgrade, which was also when spotify decided to 'forget' that i told it not to open automatically on startup.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:15 (2 days ago) Permalink

it really is amazing how crappy and bloated they have made this program.

skip, Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:39 (2 days ago) Permalink

Xpost not to prolong an off topic note but does flash crash like a mofo on other browsers as well? It's definitely become a liability for me on Firefox too

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:53 (2 days ago) Permalink

i really don't think i'll ever convince spotify on my tablet that i don't want to listen in shuffle. baffling.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 27 April 2015 01:26 (Yesterday) Permalink

Notifications not working on desktop player and no notification emails since April 23rd.

djmartian, Monday, 27 April 2015 12:13 (Yesterday) Permalink

current routine to start spotify desktop

1. Start Spotify
2. Stop Spotify
3. Open task manager
4. Kill Spotify processes
5. Start Spotify

who writes compassionately about poor people for the Guardian (onimo), Monday, 27 April 2015 12:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

Cool feature

Jeff, Monday, 27 April 2015 12:41 (Yesterday) Permalink

charmingly temperamental program

Treeship, Monday, 27 April 2015 12:42 (Yesterday) Permalink

Weird, the txt files are in the folder, read-only, but after maybe 5 minutes the Spotify_new application will reappear, along with the real .sig file.

Check that the files don't have an actual .txt extension; they have to be Spotify_new.exe and Spotify_new.exe.sig.

To check this, you might need to change your view settings to display file name extensions, as this generally doesn't happen by default in Windows.

mike t-diva, Monday, 27 April 2015 13:06 (Yesterday) Permalink

Same on Mac btw, i had to remove the txt extension from the terminal.

Siegbran, Monday, 27 April 2015 13:12 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, they don't have the txt extension. No one else seems to have this issue, and the instructions are pretty simple, I'm kind of baffled.

JoeStork, Monday, 27 April 2015 15:50 (Yesterday) Permalink

spotify made you, man. get to the safe house.

Bookmark No Bingus Permalink (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 27 April 2015 16:02 (Yesterday) Permalink

Weird, I haven't had any of the problems being discussed here. I'm on an i7 with a ton of RAM, though.

brimstead, Monday, 27 April 2015 19:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

I also used onimo's startup procedure for awhile, but I discovered that the desktop app eventually sorts itself out if you wait a few minutes. It is hilarious that it starts up immediately after you kill all of the processes, though. Feels like there's a bottleneck in the data center for whatever info spotify gathers on startup, but it just gives up on gathering it if you just kill it once?

Bookmark No Bingus Permalink (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 27 April 2015 20:06 (Yesterday) Permalink


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