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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

needs last.fm support asap

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

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

scrobbles perfectly

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

for Windows maybe!

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

i am so in love with this thing <3

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

some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

I read how it went down, getting an email from HR "within two hours" of Ek sending an email. Really impeccable bedside manner there, right before Xmas as well

Unless you've been like reheating fish lunches in the office microwave it seems insane they would let someone with your obvious passion and skills go Glenn

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 December 2023 00:16 (two months ago) link

Best wishes Glenn

Tapioca by Jean Sibelius (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 5 December 2023 00:58 (two months ago) link

Good luck Glenn, you have been valuable here.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 5 December 2023 01:09 (two months ago) link

so so sorry to hear this glenn. hope you're able to find a new gig soon and that you are able to keep everynoise archived at least.

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 5 December 2023 01:12 (two months ago) link

That’s some bullshit Glenn, I’m sorry.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 5 December 2023 02:28 (two months ago) link

I'm so sorry, Glenn. Thank you for all the help you've offered us over the years and best of luck with your next gig.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 5 December 2023 18:50 (two months ago) link

Looks like Glenn's book can be pre-ordered on Amazon ahead of its June release - You Have Not Yet Heard Your Favourite Song: How Streaming Changes Music Kindle Edition. Count me in...

aworks, Tuesday, 5 December 2023 23:35 (two months ago) link

I didn't know Glenn was writing a book, I look forward to reading that. Although, I wonder if the description on the cover of him as "Spotify's data alchemist" will be changed now. Commiserations Glenn, I love everynoise and use it a lot. I saw the note on your blog and I really hope it doesn't disappear, you've put too much work into it.

lord of the rongs (anagram), Wednesday, 6 December 2023 08:21 (two months ago) link

Joining the chorus of appreciation for Glenn's efforts here over the years, and hoping something better's ahead.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 6 December 2023 08:51 (two months ago) link

A lot more than just the cover will have to be changed. But at least this happened in time for that.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 13:58 (two months ago) link

wtf are they doing, is my next year's favourite genre going to be just "pop"? No fun. Might switch to some other thing. Interested to hear where you get from here Glenn. Sorry.

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 6 December 2023 14:03 (two months ago) link

Good luck glenn

nxd, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 17:36 (two months ago) link

Glenn, so sorry. I do hope we can look forward to further feats of music data alchemy!

bendy, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 20:26 (two months ago) link

Sorry to hear it glenn; sent you a PM

stet, Friday, 8 December 2023 04:31 (two months ago) link

stet’s gonna hook you up with a lifetime supply of Zing Touch.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 15 December 2023 04:53 (two months ago) link

just came here from the furia blog - sorry to hear that glenn, ENAO was fantastic. sucks, especially with that book coming out. ingrates. good luck with whatever you do next.

Fizzles, Sunday, 17 December 2023 09:57 (two months ago) link

You elevated them Glenn. Excited to see wherever you go next.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 17 December 2023 20:59 (two months ago) link

I hope Glenn won't mind if I link directly to that post here; it's relevant to the subject of this thread and includes some wisdom about corporate employment I wish I had encountered a decade or so ago.

https://www.furia.com/page.cgi?type=log&id=473

Brad C., Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:12 (two months ago) link

without exception the best things i've done at work, the things i'm most proud of, were in little windows when no one was minding the store

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 December 2023 00:38 (two months ago) link

> The advice industry, like most modern industries, encodes a sneaky bias to sustain corporatism by implicitly casting individual adaptation as the only medium for change.

Oh this is my hobbyhorse and once it was pointed out, I saw it everywhere -- tort lawsuits instead of safe products, patient "choice" instead of medical access, recycling and electric vehicles, and on and on and on

bendy, Monday, 18 December 2023 15:24 (two months ago) link

YouTube continues to be vexed by the ease of pricey piracy with tools like 4k downloader that convert youtube to mp3 - how will they stop this menace

| (Latham Green), Monday, 18 December 2023 17:10 (two months ago) link

Does anyone know what to do with an mp3 anymore?

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Monday, 18 December 2023 17:48 (two months ago) link

plain disgusting

https://i.imgur.com/eDnEj7w.png

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 21 December 2023 13:49 (two months ago) link

...but in truth

https://images.app.goo.gl/6fsgLjEaj35HKSXv7

bendy, Thursday, 21 December 2023 14:19 (two months ago) link

attempt two:

https://x.com/JazzMemes_/status/1236284512025313281?s=20

bendy, Thursday, 21 December 2023 14:20 (two months ago) link

who writes the furia blog? David Brooks?

budo jeru, Thursday, 21 December 2023 14:39 (two months ago) link

Glenn McDonald. xp

lord of the rongs (anagram), Thursday, 21 December 2023 17:14 (two months ago) link

Pp

mike t-diva, Friday, 22 December 2023 10:47 (one month ago) link

Anyone else get nearly half live tracks on the their Release Radar today? Not sure if it's a quirk of the algorithm or just that record companies aren't releasing studio recorded material this week much

Alba, Friday, 22 December 2023 12:07 (one month ago) link

Spotty keeps defaulting to smart shuffle which is a bit annoying

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Friday, 22 December 2023 19:49 (one month ago) link

My Release Radar is the usual 200 tracks and over 14 Hours. However over 120 are repeated from last week.
link:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZEVXbna71kiV69B1?si=68wT47W_SCCoKevNHVvinw&pi=e-IUdSrtk8Q7mT

However this time of the year if the artists you follow aren't releasing music it will be reduced.

djmartian, Friday, 22 December 2023 20:02 (one month ago) link

how on earth do you get a 200 track release radar?

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 23 December 2023 11:32 (one month ago) link

Systems thinking

Alba, Saturday, 23 December 2023 11:33 (one month ago) link

Search doesn't work for me at all lately on Mac desktop app. Lots of issues lately (couldn't play anything for quite a while the other day after multiple restarts).

nashwan, Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:22 (one month ago) link

Nor does clicking through to an album from a playlist entry work now.

nashwan, Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:24 (one month ago) link

I guess you just need to follow lots and lots and lots of artists xps

groovypanda, Saturday, 23 December 2023 20:43 (one month ago) link

Alba at 5:33 23 Dec 23

Systems thinking


lol deep cut

jaymc, Saturday, 23 December 2023 21:54 (one month ago) link

I hope Glenn won't mind if I link directly to that post here; it's relevant to the subject of this thread and includes some wisdom about corporate employment I wish I had encountered a decade or so ago.

https://www.furia.com/page.cgi?type=log&id=473

― Brad C., Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:12 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Thanks Glenn (and Brad for sharing) - this spoke to something I think about a lot, as someone who also works in a big tech corporation. All the really great ideas I've seen have come from individuals thinking up something cool, or getting frustrated at something not-cool and wanting to do better. As a manager I sometimes think my best work involves putting those individuals in situations where they will be sufficiently inspired/frustrated and then retrofitting our existing plan to whatever great ideas come along.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Friday, 29 December 2023 14:37 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Took me a while to realise that if you click on the green tick next to a track in the desktop app it now tells you what playlists you've added it to. Miss being able to see which songs I've liked at a glance though.

Alba, Monday, 22 January 2024 14:07 (four weeks ago) link

the worst change ever getting rid of the heart AGAIN. you can post your displeasure with it here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Community-Blog/The-Heart-button-is-being-replaced-with-a-Plus-button/bc-p/5831722#M23900
and vote for it here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Bring-back-the-heart-button/idi-p/5709907

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Monday, 22 January 2024 15:32 (four weeks ago) link

Clicking on the tick works on the phone apps too.

I do really like that feature

groovypanda, Wednesday, 24 January 2024 08:10 (four weeks ago) link

It doesn't work properly on the phone for me. Even when the green tick shows it only sometimes tells me which ones it's in. Weird, as exactly the same track it doesn't work for on desktop will not work on the app.

Alba, Wednesday, 24 January 2024 11:33 (four weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/KA7C43F.jpg

Aghhh im paying to be advertised to agghhh

calstars, Thursday, 1 February 2024 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

They wanted me to listen to some booktoky audiobook about singer songwriters :/

brimstead, Thursday, 1 February 2024 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

how can I copy/paste japanese from spotify?

for when I happen upon a massive banger but have no clue who the artist is

corrs unplugged, Monday, 12 February 2024 09:45 (one week ago) link

japanese lettering* that was supposed to be (or kanji or furigana or katakana, sry for being a complete novice)

corrs unplugged, Monday, 12 February 2024 09:47 (one week ago) link

If you open your Spotify acct in your web browser, you should be able to copy the text

Vinnie, Monday, 12 February 2024 13:15 (one week ago) link

how can I copy/paste japanese from spotify?

for when I happen upon a massive banger but have no clue who the artist is


If you’re on Mac / iOS you can take a screenshot and copy from there

calstars, Monday, 12 February 2024 14:06 (one week ago) link

cool!

thanks, eventually was able to get it via a pluging for copypasting url titles

Asei Kobayashi

corrs unplugged, Monday, 12 February 2024 14:39 (one week ago) link


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