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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

can i get a spotify invite

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

is it UK only?

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

mr bimble check your email

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

silverfish, I can't speak to the specific bug, but it certainly seems like spotify is constantly trying to write to my SD card on my android phone. It keeps showing that it wants to load between 500 and 1000 files.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 11 November 2016 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New version fixes this tho.

Siegbran, Friday, 11 November 2016 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My tablet copy of Spotify was taking up 240 MB which I do think seems a bit high for something that as far as I know really shouldn't be storing music of any kind. I mean maybe a million tiny icon-sized album art images add up but....

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 12 November 2016 07:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hey my newest Top 40 playlist is up. Please listen because it is fantastic. It's my utopian alternate universe Top 40. This one contains Mott the Hoople, Elmore James Her Royal Harness and more. Listen, like, follow, tell all your friends and bask in the glory of these wonderful songs.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 14 November 2016 02:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks kornrulez - better thread for those might be: My Spotify playlists, let me show you them

schwantz, Monday, 14 November 2016 04:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What's up with: A special thank you from _____

K-tel Leid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 November 2016 14:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The one from The Band is crepey.

K-tel Leid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 November 2016 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got one from A Tribe Called Quest, appears to be about selling merch

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 18 November 2016 14:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That's the one I got first.

K-tel Leid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 November 2016 14:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's possible that my work computer is trash and is causing this problem but for the past few weeks as i'm listening to an album after about 4-5 tracks it'll just start over again

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 18 November 2016 19:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Glenn -

If I use Spotify through another app (for example, DJay Pro), do you know if those track plays get loaded into the DW algorithms?

schwantz, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

They should, yes.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 21 November 2016 19:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks!

schwantz, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Interesting to see that Spotify (and Apple) will be supporting distribution/monetisation of uploaded mixes from non-pros (as on Mixcloud) as well as pros via Mixbank. Anyone know more about this?

nashwan, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:49 (one week ago) Permalink

"Premium for $0.99. It’s our way of saying thanks for making 2016 so awesome."

thanks spotify

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:18 (five days ago) Permalink

(not my advertisement, I already have premium anyway, but of all the adjectives to describe 2016....)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:22 (five days ago) Permalink

I have conveyed this feedback to the appropriate people.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Thank you, Spotify, for making 2016 great again.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:38 (five days ago) Permalink

Actually, I would've gone completely off the deep end had it not been for Spotify drowning out my co-workers' continuing coverage of Election '16.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:40 (five days ago) Permalink

I just noticed that the album that Viet Cong put out last year before changing their name is now listed as being an album called "Viet Cong" by Preoccupations (the new band name). I kind of understand not wanting to make it look like a totally new band but this also seems like a confusing and obfuscatory thing to do.

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 22:40 (five days ago) Permalink

spotify seems to be struggling with differentiating between local files on my PC and songs from the spotify library. This is causing it to drastically limit how many files I can load to my phone because it uses spotify library files instead of the files that I own. Not sure how to get around this.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 22:55 (five days ago) Permalink

(technically it wasn't "fast" at all given the datestamp, but)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 1 December 2016 03:40 (three days ago) Permalink

I may have missed the announcement but apparently Neil Young's catalog has returned.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 1 December 2016 04:45 (three days ago) Permalink

yes, quite impressive - singles from forthcoming album released there too

niels, Thursday, 1 December 2016 12:56 (three days ago) Permalink

it's possible that my work computer is trash and is causing this problem but for the past few weeks as i'm listening to an album after about 4-5 tracks it'll just start over again

This is happening to me too. Also, it often doesn't seem to be able to correctly identify which track I'm listening to. Currently listening to the Tribe Called Quest album, on track 7, but it's indicating I am listening to track 2. Nope. Bugs all over the place in this latest version.

Position Position, Friday, 2 December 2016 15:17 (two days ago) Permalink


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