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

However many weeks later, the Discover playlist may have led finally to a discovery, I think mostly due to the avalanche of Wilco I'd been playing a couple of weeks ago - Israel Nash, who I've never heard of before. Very Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Not sure if I'll dig a whole album of this or not, but I think this is the first new-to-me artist I've come across via Discover where I actually want to try and hear more.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

Happened to me with On An On this week...

schwantz, Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Manson showed up on a bunch of people's lists this week. Not a problem we had anticipated, but steps will be taken...

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

hopefully not by him

Spottie, Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol

i have been enjoying the weekly discovery much to my surprise

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

This entry has been known to cause some problems at a few music services... not naming names

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/8530d70e-778c-4eba-b08d-831d16783c03

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://everynoise.com/engenremap-oratory.html

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

what governs the positioning there, glenn? quality of recording?

Fizzles, Sunday, 30 August 2015 06:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

This week on Discover Weekly: Ten (count 'em) songs I already know, and songs by Dr. Dog and Slightly Stoopid (gag). I'm beginning to think Spotify doesn't think very highly of me.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:01 (5 days ago) Permalink

it's ok, Spotify A) gave me a kate bush song B) made it "deeper understanding"

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:21 (5 days ago) Permalink

"you seem like you'd like kate bush, and of all the hundreds of kate bush songs, we feel this will best resonate with your personality"

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:22 (5 days ago) Permalink

mine is great this week!

welltris (crüt), Monday, 31 August 2015 13:26 (5 days ago) Permalink

Fizzles: the positioning is atmospheric-vs-bouncy and organic-vs-mechanistic, same as on the big overall genre map, but within a genre like oratory you're basically seeing large magnifications of small differences, so it isn't necessarily telling you much.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 31 August 2015 14:06 (5 days ago) Permalink

Spotify seems desperate to make me listen to Lloyd Cole, every single Discover Weekly playlist I've had so far includes at least one of his songs

soref, Monday, 31 August 2015 14:45 (5 days ago) Permalink

(this week's playlist, upon actually listening, is decent, I just thought the particular choice of song was hilarious)

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 31 August 2015 15:04 (5 days ago) Permalink

Can't fault Spotify for giving you songs you already know unless you listen to them regularly on Spotify. I got a high number of tracks this week that I already knew, but I took that as a sign that it's getting closer to ID'ing my tastes.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 31 August 2015 16:31 (5 days ago) Permalink

thanks glenn.

still yet to try out my discover playlist. seem to be feeling that same aversion that i have when people I don't entitely trust recommend me things. multplied beyond what i would feel if I encountered the same things without any context.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 14:07 (4 days ago) Permalink

Well, you can look at the thing without listening to it. Is that less scary?

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 14:50 (4 days ago) Permalink

I live in South Africa, and am considering going through the rigmarole to get Spotify up-and-running on my connection here.

Is there something like a ILM playlist on there?

I would really like to see a list of what's currently on that that. Is someone willing to do me a favour and screengrab a list of what's on the ILM playlist at the moment?

I would like to see if it something that would be worth my effort, as that would be my primary reason for getting Spotify.

Nico, Friday, 4 September 2015 16:53 (Yesterday) Permalink

Somewhere in this thread may be the Spotify mix you are looking for: Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2015

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 4 September 2015 17:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

i like the discover playlists and regularly check them out - any time a track choice offends me i can always tell WHY the robot thought i'd like it. but it has put me in an ironic position of feeling like big brother's not doing a good enough job at watching me sometimes. "an exile on guyville track? I KNOW i've played exile on here before...weren't you paying attention, algorithm?"

da croupier, Friday, 4 September 2015 17:09 (Yesterday) Permalink

Also essential for ILX listening: Listening to ILX Listen - 2015 Spotify Genre Playlists

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Friday, 4 September 2015 17:41 (Yesterday) Permalink

Oh wow I didn't even know that thread existed!

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 4 September 2015 18:55 (Yesterday) Permalink

croup i think it knows you've played just maybe not in a while. that could be useful, i'm sure there's plenty of albums/acts i listened to once cuz they were on aquarius records mailing list or whatever and enjoyed but never got around to listening to again and would enjoy 'rediscovering', the problem is spotify is understandably unable to distinguish between those albums vs albums you've only listened to once in the past decade because you wore them out long ago vs albums you listened to once cuz it was on a list and once was enough thx.

balls, Friday, 4 September 2015 19:29 (Yesterday) Permalink

Wish Spotify could import my last.fm history to help with recommendations. I'd pay for that.

the most painstaking, humorless people in the world (lukas), Saturday, 5 September 2015 00:06 (3 hours ago) Permalink


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