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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

needs last.fm support asap

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

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

scrobbles perfectly

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

for Windows maybe!

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

i am so in love with this thing <3

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

some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

It called “spirit” by Bauhaus an Obama-era jam...

Yes Virginia, there really is a (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 15:38 (three weeks ago) link

“Your Spotify was ponytail pop escape room tay tay fan girl bad” AND
“Your taste is so obscure that’s so cool I bet you’re super interesting...”

(What is ‘escape room’? Is it a Spotify made up genre or something?)

Jeff W, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

Yes, pretty much. It’s discussed upthread and here is an explanation:

https://festivalpeak.com/what-is-escape-room-and-why-is-it-one-of-my-top-genres-on-spotify-a886372f003f

Alba, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 15:52 (three weeks ago) link

Did the pudding thing and I dunno.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:52 (three weeks ago) link

imo we should just make a playlist collecting all the songs we "listened to way too much" in order to make this thing productive

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:57 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:59 (three weeks ago) link

2% basic, bow to me suckers

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:01 (three weeks ago) link

15% basic. I stan these artists to an uncomfortable extent:

Fiona Apple
Taylor Swift
They Might Be Giants
Janet Jackson
Billie Eilish

(TMBG are due to the ILM poll a couple years ago)

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:07 (three weeks ago) link

The other 4 it's true I stan to an uncomfortable extent though.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:07 (three weeks ago) link

3% basic thanks to edgelord listening habits like this:

You're stuck in the early 2010s. You only listen to Obama-era jams like Baa Baa Black Sheep by Nursery Rhymes 123 and Jelly on a Plate by Nursery Rhymes 123.

ledge, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:27 (three weeks ago) link

I got "oh great another Gunn-Truscinski Duo stan"

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

You only listen to Obama-era jams like El Bandito Pt. 1 by Delroy Edwards and Untitled Reversion by Lee Gamble.

lol

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

ok that was fun

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

2 percent basic

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 20:51 (three weeks ago) link

17% basic because my ex-wife used to share my account and just listened to future and 21 savage constantly :'-( she really destroyed my algorithim

Babby's Yed Revisited (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

Ha, I eventually got a family account so my wife could listen to her own stuff and my year end wouldn't be all 50 Cent.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:24 (three weeks ago) link

Sort of weird because I split between Apple Music and Spotify.

Listen too much:
Lithics, "Excuse Generator"
Cat Power, "I Don't Blame You"
Sextile, "Disco"
The Fall, "Theme From Sparta FC"
Priests, "The Seduction of Kansas"

my taste is
studded-leather-jacket bad
lilith-fair bad
skrt-skrt bad
weeping-in-your-bourbon bad

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:26 (three weeks ago) link

Certified 0% basic

I think it got a bit confused as it called Jyocho idol-rock but OK.

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

I didn’t really find this funny, sorry. Not Zappa-level unfunny but still.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 December 2020 03:31 (three weeks ago) link

it shamed me for liking Kendrick Lamar and it's not funny

lukas, Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:06 (three weeks ago) link

It's like an annoying roommate or cousin or co-worker who picks up some random article from your stuff and says "haha, you like this?"

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:16 (three weeks ago) link

I forgot who posted that screenshot but was reminded when I saw Iced Earth.

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:21 (three weeks ago) link

It's like an annoying roommate or cousin or co-worker who picks up some random article from your stuff and says "haha, you like this?"

That’s the joke, innit?

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:27 (three weeks ago) link

D'oh!

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 December 2020 04:29 (three weeks ago) link

"Your spotify was so-ambient-its-barely-music-mom-and-dads-date-night-swiftie-fangirl bad."

groovypanda, Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:14 (three weeks ago) link

Not that it really matters, but did Spotify remove the ability to scrobble to last fm?

Iannis Xenakis double fisting Cutty Sark (Tom Violence), Thursday, 31 December 2020 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

well, it would matter, but it seems to be working fine atm #knockingonwood

(last.fm does have the occasional hiccup tho in my experience, so maybe you’re having one of those?)

I occasionally have to re-enter credentials for last fm scrobbling but it's been fine recently.

new variant (onimo), Thursday, 31 December 2020 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

I just noticed it scrobbled some stuff I played on my phone this morning, but the desktop app for Linux doesn't have last fm in the Settings. Lemme go check the changelogs from the project I guess?

Iannis Xenakis double fisting Cutty Sark (Tom Violence), Friday, 1 January 2021 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

SPOTIFY TYPO, IDENTIFIED:

spotify:track:4DkW4or9lWD1psWQvfE0WO

Rothko Chapel
by Morton Feldman

Rohtko Chapel 1

https://i.imgur.com/CV3W8Mc.png

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 January 2021 19:54 (two weeks ago) link

bitroht

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 2 January 2021 01:42 (two weeks ago) link

Lol

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 January 2021 02:40 (two weeks ago) link

My most recent RR has all kinds of confusing ringers, artist-wise and title-wise.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:54 (two weeks ago) link

> Based on your listening habits, I can also tell you your spotify was...
> remember-when-williamsburg-was-cool bad

Quite impressed that it picked this out (among other things). I have been hitting the 'High Maintenance' play list recently.

Luna Schlosser, Saturday, 2 January 2021 13:22 (two weeks ago) link

Pretty sure this isn't Johnny Marr: https://open.spotify.com/track/097pzmJXGs1xdpGr7g7Atk?si=1Wh1fcwBQzy4D7D4FGnPXw

DJI, Saturday, 2 January 2021 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

Okay, I’ve got and X plus collabo of Roger Miller and Buck Owens, neither of which seems to be the artists I am familiar with sorry.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:04 (one week ago) link

Oh and then Cream.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:04 (one week ago) link

Luna too

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:05 (one week ago) link

And Fanny

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:06 (one week ago) link

The Outsiders. WTF?

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:07 (one week ago) link

I got the Roger Miller / Buck Owens collab too, lol

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 8 January 2021 21:44 (one week ago) link

Pretty impressive direction for two dead country icons.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 8 January 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

this isnt justin k broadrick https://open.spotify.com/album/42TWZTm8U1tZP1wSiM8Zsu?si=fU3LtlH2SwusFkyNPS-QKA

Oor Neechy, Friday, 8 January 2021 21:53 (one week ago) link

Pretty impressive direction for two dead country icons.

For a split second I was thinking maybe it was the Mission of Burma guy.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:25 (one week ago) link

Can you still sync local files with the mobile app? Via a playlist or something ?

calstars, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link

On desktop, you can choose a playlist folder and play the whole folder (or shuffle it). Am I missing something, or is this impossible on the iOS app?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 15 January 2021 00:16 (three days ago) link

That hasn't been available on mobile apps for years

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 15 January 2021 00:17 (three days ago) link


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