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

I'm a big Spotify fan, but the new ipad layout is so, so bad (it seems to just be a clone of the iphone UI), and so much worse than the previous version. I'm sure there's some logical explanation, but it's hard to imagine anyone thinking it's an improvement.

Dan I., Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ugh ugh ugh - downloaded the latest version of the app and Spotify no longer allows you to shuffle all contents of a folder, which RUINS the way I've painstakingly organized my library. I've spent over a year organizing playlists by artist, methodically removing all bad songs, then nesting those folders inside genre folders which are placed inside folders organized by decade. Up until yesterday that yielded a lot of flexibility in what kind of shuffle mixes I could make. It all depended on the ability to shuffle within folders... so the usability of Spotify just took a severe nosedive.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:56 (one week ago) Permalink

I dunno about iOS apps but for desktop and android it shouldn't be too difficult downgrading to older versions

niels, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:06 (one week ago) Permalink

You can downgrade on desktop to the really great native client, but it's a pain in the ass (you have to try and stop it updating itself) and more and more non-core functionality is breaking.

stet, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't understand why the nest folder/playlist "play all" function went away either. I can understand not adding new features but taking away something that was established and that people liked and used *coughstarredplaylistcough* is such a strange thing to do.

musically, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink

My conspiracy theory is that spotify is degrading their service to drive down the overall number of tracks played so that they can pay less royalties.

Moodles, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

xp, just "play' when on a folder works for me? maybe i have an outdated version.

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

It should still work on the desktop app, but is no longer available on mobile devices.

Moodles, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Boot up PC. Start Spotify. Spotify installs updates. Spotify allegedly loads. Endless spinning circle of dots. Can't close Spotify. Kill off the 4 mysterious Spotify processes in Task Manager. One won't stop. Try starting Spotify again. Spotify won't start because it is already running. try killing process again. Fail. Start up web player instead. Web player won't start because it thinks the desktop app is running. Reboot PC. Go back to step 1.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:36 (one week ago) Permalink

You left out "contact Spotify support so they can fix your problem". Might be less frustrating with that extra step!

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 21 April 2017 00:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Is anyone having issues with Spotify crashing while using the Amazon Fire Stick? It could be my internet connection too, perhaps

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Bad idea: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/24/spotify-building-its-own-hardware/

I hope someone there realizes how much money this will cost.

DJI, Monday, 24 April 2017 18:30 (six days ago) Permalink

It also indicates that the hardware would be "a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles."

should i have heard of any of those?

✓ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 April 2017 18:37 (six days ago) Permalink

I don't understand why the nest folder/playlist "play all" function went away either. I can understand not adding new features but taking away something that was established and that people liked and used *coughstarredplaylistcough* is such a strange thing to do.

― musically, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:39 AM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It should still work on the desktop app, but is no longer available on mobile devices.

― Moodles, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:57 AM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Just came here to post this W T F for real. This was a super basic functionality that I used daily and built my folder structure around....

Spottie, Monday, 24 April 2017 18:38 (six days ago) Permalink

wow terrible idea going into hardware they kinda have no idea what they're doing over there do they?

Mordy, Monday, 24 April 2017 18:51 (six days ago) Permalink

Roku app dropped playlists completely about a month ago. Since then, I was only using it too search up specific artists or albums. Now any remaining functionality has also stopped working. So at this point, the Roku app just doesn't work at all.

Moodles, Monday, 24 April 2017 19:01 (six days ago) Permalink

instead of their own hardware, spotify should follow through on the $15 a month hi-rez audio subscription tier and do a big partnership with Sonos to have it baked in w/Sonos

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 April 2017 19:12 (six days ago) Permalink

I don't necessarily expect spotify to get hardware right, but I'm intrigued nonetheless

Moodles, Monday, 24 April 2017 20:34 (six days ago) Permalink

If you want to do your own corporate mindreading, all these jobs are posted on our site. The Voice and NLU ones are even in my office in Boston.

https://www.spotify.com/us/jobs/opportunities/product/all/boston-ma-united-states/

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 02:05 (five days ago) Permalink

I use the web app when I use it on my laptop (mostly an iOS app user). Is there a trick, on this new minimal UI, to finding where I can sort albums and playlists? I usually sort by recently added, but now it's just alphabetical. Kind of annoying. I haven't used the desktop app in forever, but as a Mac OS user I remember having to reinstall it constantly after updates, because of various bugs.

beard papa, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:09 (four days ago) Permalink

The desktop app has been improved quite a bit since forever ago, and I think it's safe to say it's better than the web UI. Maybe give it another try?

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:40 (four days ago) Permalink

My main frustration with the web player is not being able to access playlist folders. For whatever reason it ignores them and just displays the contents as a dirty great list. Makes shuffling folders impossible and adding to playlists a giant ballache. (My school won't let me download the desktop app and force me to use IE, the massive spanners.)

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:26 (four days ago) Permalink

So for the past 24 hours or so any song i try to play in Spotify on my iPhone just stops a few seconds (sometimes up to a minute) in. Then if I'm lucky it starts again after a few seconds of silence. Or not. Anyone else having this issue? And is there a quick fix? I've tried restarting the phone but I'd prefer to not have to reinstall the app since I have a lot of offline stuff on it.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 28 April 2017 07:24 (two days ago) Permalink

iPad app change is weird - if it's slightly broke, break it some more

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 28 April 2017 07:29 (two days ago) Permalink

Am I correct that one can make playlists available online in the 'my music' section if it's for iphone/ipad, but for the desktop app you need to make a playlist of the album and then make said playlist available offline? :-/

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 28 April 2017 09:24 (two days ago) Permalink

If notifications of artists I follow worked, I would never have to check stereogum again

calstars, Friday, 28 April 2017 11:31 (two days ago) Permalink


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