Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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I just read about this. Apparently some kind of streaming iTunes looking service with rights to all the majors cleared. Could be interesting? If nothing else just to see it fail miserably...

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 08:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

trying this now. blatant rip of itunes design-wise but looks better in many ways. all i really want to do with it is listen to whole albums easily and it seems to let you do that very well (i haven't heard the ads yet tho).

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 12:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

20 second xbox ad came in after 5 songs. not bad really.

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 12:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

needs last.fm support asap

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 13:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

the ads don't bother me that much either, haven't noticed if 5 songs is always the limit? in any case it's 5 songs of any length, and you can listen to "In C" for example straight through which is cool.

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love it!

I think there is progress towards spotify scrobbling happening here:

http://www.last.fm/group/Scrobble+for+Spotify

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

carsmile sent this link: http://code.google.com/p/scrobblify/

scrobbles perfectly

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

for Windows maybe!

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah this looks terrific, I like how easy it makes it to dip into artists with huge discographies.

Although I haven't actually listened yet, just been browsing so far.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am so in love with this thing <3

king lame (c sharp major), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

The radio thing is indeed cool. I'm trying to get it to find me some techno from the 50s.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

the quality is good, the range not so much, but this could well prove useful.

country matters, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Presumably the range will increase as they agree deals with more record companies? It seems fine for major label stuff and a quick search for eg Kompakt pulls up a lot.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

the range seems identical to what's on 7digital (and therefore itunes i think). eg they have trina's first and third albums but inexplicably not her second or fourth. i dunno how much use i'll have for spotify but kudos for how well it works, the quality of the tracks etc - the tags need ironing out but i'm sure they'll do this in time.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

actually it'll be most useful for stuff like the goldfrapp album this year - i didn't really expect to love it but i wanted to hear it, so obv i wouldn't buy it but couldn't be arsed blagging it. that's a ton of consumer laziness in there.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh god i should've said i was american! fuck. could've got access to all the hip-hop and r&b which never makes it over to this godforsaken, miserable island.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Do they have a license for the US now? I don't think they did a couple of weeks ago...

Four MB albums, Deano: Teeny Shiny, Bambi's Dilemma, Charlie and Scratch or Stitch.

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just searched for The Recession and that shows up in its entirety, and it hasn't been released here at all right?

It's really good for the one-album playback when you've no idea if you'll like it or not and can't be arsed downloading.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm basically going through albums i've been wondering about checking out but didn't have the hd space for.

king lame (c sharp major), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (nine 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
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/17704623.jpg

dj onimotian (onimo), Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

Let’s get a mod in here to take care of this

Trϵϵship, Monday, 27 August 2018 12:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

kinda feel like that's more of a cnn/wpost issue

niels, Monday, 27 August 2018 12:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

nah it's a safari issue in general on apple--happens to me when im listening to itunes music as well.

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 August 2018 13:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe try installing an extension that disables (html5)autoplay?

willem, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

No dice if using Safari.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

On ipad/iphone that is.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Are you listening to Spotify through the browser or the app?

pplains, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I see XTC have a new single out, called Internet

MaresNest, Monday, 27 August 2018 13:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I have the same problem with chrome on my android phone

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 27 August 2018 15:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

In other words, when I'm playing music on the spotify phone app, there are many websites I can't browse because their autoplay videos/ads override spotify.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 27 August 2018 15:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

website autoplay should be fucking banned, i hate that shit

marcos, Monday, 27 August 2018 15:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I wonder how this showed up on my release radar:
https://open.spotify.com/track/2gC6syANXZIQFTgpVPVIcT

a glitch in the matrix?

niels, Friday, 31 August 2018 14:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I got the same track, wtf

Brad C., Friday, 31 August 2018 14:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

As, sadly, did a <i>lot</i> of people. It's being fixed...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 31 August 2018 16:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Glenn, any idea why when I add new albums to my New Music playlist, it takes a couple weeks before they start popping up in my shuffle queue?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 31 August 2018 16:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this isn't awful tbh

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 31 August 2018 16:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

there have been far worse things on my release radar

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 31 August 2018 16:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I do not answer any questions about Shuffle.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 31 August 2018 18:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bummer

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 31 August 2018 18:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Irrationally angry that some generic dubstep guy called "Tar" showed up in my New Release Radar. Looked at all of the reporting options, but there doesn't seem to be one meant for a basic music fan to report name confusion. If I say I don't like Tar, I guess it will think I don't like the classic 90s band, so I just said I didn't like the song itself.

beard papa, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I fixed the Tars.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 7 September 2018 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, thanks! Right after I posted that, a rapper named “Rush” showed up.

beard papa, Friday, 7 September 2018 20:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got Jewel, Rush, Anakin and Travis already...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 7 September 2018 20:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha yeah I got the Rush guy on my release radar today, wasn't too bad

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 September 2018 21:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got retro-metal Them and rap KING in lieu of 60s Them and R&B KING ... both aight but

Brad C., Friday, 7 September 2018 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was going to let the Rush one go but then Spotify emailed me…

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/29609821867_de678aa53a_b.jpgScreen Shot NotRush

Jeff W, Saturday, 8 September 2018 10:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This week's RR turns up an alt Chic (Latinx rap).

nashwan, Saturday, 8 September 2018 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Most of the historic cases of multipe artist same name mistakes have been fixed in the first few years of discogs, i ran into loads of these cases when I used to enter 90s rave/techno comps and 12”s, I swear half of these projects had a namesake from the 60s/70s.

― Siegbran, Monday, August 13, 2018 7:10 AM (three weeks ago)

I have fixed many dozens in the last two years and have about twenty tabs currently open to get back to sometime ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

― 16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, August 13, 2018 3:55 PM (three weeks ago)

I've fixed 67 wrong-name-on-discogs-es since this post (including some ANVs, and the exact opposite problem of same artist multiple entries) but have only closed one of the earlier tabs

▫◌▫ (sic), Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I didn't think XTC had a song about social media, but RR set me straight this week.

Vernon Locke, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Using the web player (since I can't install the app at work.) Seems the order of my albums, which used to be alphabetical by artist, are now ordered by the date that I added them. Would really like to revert to the original view.

doug watson, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Folders with lots of playlists in them now no longer display in the main window, just a big old black expanse

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 13 September 2018 01:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Er, I still see the folder contents in the Mac version, at least. Which client are you using?

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:30 (one week ago) Permalink

OMG please don't ever take the folders away. It's bad enough Spotify removed the ability to shuffle within folders.

The day is going to come when Spotify does something to their UX that is going to utterly ruin the years of effort I've put into organizing my library. It happened once before when iTunes became Apple Music - and that was the day I never used the platform again.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

don't get sonos then, or any other system that hooks into the spotify api. folders don't come through in the api, and they ain't going to add them.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

although i don't see why they can't - there's a bug for it marked as WONTFIX for the following reason:

The implementation of folders you see in the Desktop client is not one that lends itself to a resource-based API (for example, there are no folder IDs). Unfortunately this is something we are not technically able to implement. As a result, we are not able to support playlist folders in the Web API.

which makes sense, but why not just add folder path as a string to each playlist resource and let clients rebuild the structure?

yrs, a disgruntled owner of new sonos speakers.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:01 (one week ago) Permalink

10,000 songs per device on five devices, like three years after the horse bolted

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

sonos drove me crazy for awhile, but at least they find the speakers. spotify cannot seem to regularly find the speakers through the "devices available" button. don't know who's at fault. anyway, I'm addicted to the sonos app queueing system now

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:50 (one week ago) Permalink

the hit box for the three vertical dots in the sonos app's tracks lists is also hilariously small. it is basically the exact same setup as spotify but not usable - you either select the track to play now or cause the hidden scroll bar to appear. I only recently learned that you can select and hold the track to bring up the same menu in both apps.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Using the web player (since I can't install the app at work.) Seems the order of my albums, which used to be alphabetical by artist, are now ordered by the date that I added them. Would really like to revert to the original view.

Excellent news for my use! Odd that the web player can't change the order.

maffew12, Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Er, I still see the folder contents in the Mac version, at least. Which client are you using?

PC desktop version. Some folders still seem to work, but most of them just do this when I click on them:
https://image.ibb.co/naqqpp/Untitled.png

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 14 September 2018 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Release Radar is better this week, no weird same-name bands, a nice selection across genres

Brad C., Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

only yesterday did I realize how the local music function works - I can actually sync the bootlegs and rarities on my PC onto my phone!

trick is to activate local music (basically just point to your music folder(s)) on the desktop app, create a playlist with the local tracks you want to play on the go, then download that list from mobile device (needs to be on same wifi as desktop, I believe)

there's probably all sorts of limitations (no flac for one) but I'm streaming my Hissing of Summer Lawns demos on the go now, and it rules!

niels, Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes, they don't make this obvious!

Alba, Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Having Spotify pick up all my local music made the app hopelessly unuseable so now I am copying local tracks in my playlists to a dedicated folder just for the app to refer to. Pretty dumb but at least it finds them instantly now.

nashwan, Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:19 (one week ago) Permalink

And yeah we could probably use a 'I don't like remixes of this artist' as much as the 'I don't like this song/artist' option in RR.

nashwan, Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I spoke too soon about the absence of same-name bands in this week's RR ... rap Santana is not elderly Santana

Brad C., Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:40 (one week ago) Permalink

is that a Juelz Santana track that’s been tagged as just Santana or is there a new rap Santana

▫◌▫ (sic), Saturday, 15 September 2018 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

not sure, here's the track -- https://open.spotify.com/track/0DN9l3WjYWqTf6GEOQnCG6

Brad C., Saturday, 15 September 2018 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

lol "Out on the Weekend" on my Discover Weekly!

niels, Monday, 24 September 2018 07:00 (two days ago) Permalink


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