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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 12:45 (thirteen years ago) link

needs last.fm support asap

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 13:09 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

scrobbles perfectly

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

for Windows maybe!

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 15:45 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

i am so in love with this thing <3

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

some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (thirteen years ago) link

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

country matters, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

does not work in australia yet

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (thirteen years ago) link

> 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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (thirteen years ago) link

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (thirteen years ago) link

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

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Er....

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Think there's still a waiting list though.

<3 this service btw.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

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 (thirteen years ago) link

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

(advert)

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

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

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (thirteen years ago) link

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

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stirmonster, Tuesday, 8 March 2022 18:48 (two months ago) link

russian hackers trying to keep Joe Rogan's Real News from us

pickle loaf (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 18:48 (two months ago) link

Worked for me just now.

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 19:04 (two months ago) link

yes, that didn't last long

pickle loaf (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 20:48 (two months ago) link

Yeah, that was weird. It was asking me to fiddle with my firewall in order to log in.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 20:58 (two months ago) link

Wonder what the end of the pandemic is going to mean re the popularity of that firm. Is it going to gain negativity now its no longer as needed for things to be as easy.

has this been scheduled now?

bad luck banging, or Lorna Doone (sic), Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:17 (two months ago) link

Has the search function stopped working for anyone else?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 11 March 2022 14:18 (two months ago) link

Working for me

Vinnie, Friday, 11 March 2022 14:26 (two months ago) link

the Barcelona soccer team got 89 BILLION streams in one day!!!

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 03:37 (two months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/iUinCLL.jpg

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 03:54 (two months ago) link

According to ChartMasters, the most cumulative streams ever recorded by a single artist on Spotify is Drake with 62.84 billion.

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 04:17 (two months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/fg4h07C.jpg

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 05:05 (two months ago) link

However, of these streams, 17.57 billion were from tracks on which Drake was merely a featured artist (and therefore, wouldn’t have claimed the majority of the royalties).

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 07:19 (two months ago) link

stars aligning for that Shakira comeback

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Thursday, 17 March 2022 09:04 (two months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ttp1XTe.jpg

beepy fridges (sic), Thursday, 17 March 2022 15:13 (two months ago) link

Clint's doing decent on pretty much every platform lately, I believe?

anatol_merklich, Friday, 18 March 2022 00:18 (two months ago) link

$310 million decent?

beepy fridges (sic), Friday, 18 March 2022 00:54 (two months ago) link

I remember when a child used to have a multimedia vertical experience on a single platform about a man kicking a ball outside

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Friday, 18 March 2022 14:12 (two months ago) link

$310 million decent?

no I dunno maybe m$i0opnutll 3.2 fourteen? I just liked that an old Poppies picture turned up. The posting of that seemed devoid of any point, and so was my reply.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 18 March 2022 23:13 (two months ago) link

there is a very subtle connection between the pictures I posted and the text I posted

beepy fridges (sic), Saturday, 19 March 2022 07:28 (one month ago) link

eg

On tracks on which Drake was the lead artist, he has to date pulled in 45.27 billion streams on Spotify. And these streams, at that average per-stream rate ($0.00348), would have generated around $157 million.

beepy fridges (sic), Saturday, 19 March 2022 07:29 (one month ago) link

Um, so, has anyone else got this thing (I'm on the Windows client) where it says "PUBLIC PLAYLIST" above the title when selecting any playlist, even if it was made with the "Make new playlists public" option off? I notice that a Spotify representative claims on the community forum that they'd never make such bulk changes, but in that case they have a pretty bad display bug.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 18:06 (one month ago) link

The terminology changed. There didn't used to be any real access control on playlists, just whether they were listed on your profile (which was called "public") or not (which was called "private"). Recently we added actual privacy, which prevents people from seeing your playlist even if they have a link to it. So that's what's now called "private", and "public" means that someone with the link can see it. Whether it's shown on your profile or not is now separate. A bit confusing as a shift in naming, but a better feature now...

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:04 (one month ago) link

Ah. Thanks. The realities make good sense, but it seems to me the terminology may be unfortunate, due to the earlier use of the word "public" for what you describe as "listed on your profile", and the word itself has a force of "completely open" to me. Three levels could have been made less confusing by calling them e.g. private / linkable / public, or something.

What is the term for the former "public" ones, those that are now shown on the profile, btw? And is this group of playlists exactly the same as those that are searchable by title, and/or those that turn up as "Discovered on" in artist pages?

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:40 (one month ago) link

And, not least: how to make new playlists truly private by default?

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:42 (one month ago) link

There's not a default-private setting yet.

To be searchable or show up in Discovered On, a playlist has to be shown on your profile (and thus has to be public), and have at least 2 listeners over some amount of time I don't remember, and sometimes it takes more than that for complicated reasons.

The new wording for the old function is "Add to profile" / "Remove from profile".

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 00:08 (one month ago) link

Thanks again for clear (and reassuring) replies, it is very much appreciated.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 05:39 (one month ago) link

Want to not ever see podcasts again in the desktop app, or customize in other ways?

https://github.com/spicetify/

DJI, Monday, 4 April 2022 18:06 (one month ago) link

Hallelujah!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 01:42 (one month ago) link

Was looking forward all day to listen to Hejira until I remembered :(

groovemaaan, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:36 (one month ago) link

Well, you could always consider buying a download. Or listening on Youtube. There are many ways to hear that album online!

xpost

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 03:58 (one month ago) link

It’s in print on CD too

beepy fridges (sic), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 07:04 (one month ago) link

in a way, you did listen to joni's hejira

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 07:27 (one month ago) link

What is fucking up with the new interface? Albums now buried several clicks deep and are in a list form with tracks instead of just the album art. You can reset the latter, but when you click back to the albums from an individual album, it resets back to the list form with tracks.

If this is the way it is supposed to be, I'm out.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 22:29 (one month ago) link

The thing with the view switching back is just a bug, and should be fixed soonish...

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 23:58 (one month ago) link

Interface just keeps getting worse

calstars, Thursday, 14 April 2022 00:08 (one month ago) link

Glenn, I appreciate all your patience dealing with our bullshit.

That said, feel free to pass along that burying basic content (like albums) to privilege dumb stuff like podcasts and whatever marginally related ephemera they are trying to cram near the top is enraging.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 14 April 2022 01:13 (one month ago) link

Interface just keeps getting worse

Eg hitizontal scroll at the top? Isn’t there a better way to navigate

calstars, Thursday, 14 April 2022 01:30 (one month ago) link

I've had it happen briefly, restarting the app helped

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:01 (four weeks ago) link

same

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:02 (four weeks ago) link

the UX on the desktop app is rough with the new changes. having to constantly change the view options just to see 'albums'.

jammin on the dud (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:07 (four weeks ago) link

xps yeh, restarting does the job

nxd, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:09 (four weeks ago) link

yep, been happening a lot lately. just restart the app. it's annoying, but a ten second fix at most.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:22 (four weeks ago) link

death by 1 thousand cuts

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:44 (four weeks ago) link

THis thing of albums bei9ng listed as a list with the tracklist between lp titles instead of thumbnails is more annoying than before since you used to be able to choose which one you used and now it seems to be doing th choosing and keeps reverting to the track by track thing. So I have to keep hitting the thumbnails option.
bloomin bloom

Stevolende, Saturday, 23 April 2022 11:52 (three weeks ago) link

Every time I use this garbage app I have to learn new UI navigations

calstars, Saturday, 23 April 2022 12:34 (three weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

I could never quite make out the words...

https://i.imgur.com/NvzQ7ya.png

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 14 May 2022 07:53 (four days ago) link

Lol.

But I came to post that I just got an interesting recommendation for a new release by “John Cale.”

Don't Renege On (Our Dub) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 May 2022 16:30 (four days ago) link


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