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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

needs last.fm support asap

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

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

scrobbles perfectly

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

for Windows maybe!

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

i am so in love with this thing <3

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

some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

i do respect that they threw prince's "sister" on the playlist tho

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:53 (one month ago) Permalink

choosing songs because their titles somewhat tie into a theme is the lowest form of playlist creation

Fictitious Business Name: (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:28 (one month ago) Permalink

hbo must pay for this list, no?

Fictitious Business Name: (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

s/o to my all time favorite playlist (though it's from Apple)

Which of the songs from On the Road Again: Songs about Driving is the least about driving?

musically, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah there's no way HBO didn't pay for it, there were lots of featured GoT playlists on the main page

musically, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Lena Platoons' Galop is listed twice, the one labeled as released in 2015 should be Lepidoptera

willem, Saturday, 20 April 2019 07:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Platonos

willem, Saturday, 20 April 2019 07:50 (one month ago) Permalink

defo

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 20 April 2019 09:49 (one month ago) Permalink

The one listed as "Gallop" looks like the 2015 reissue with titles translated to English. Lepidoptera is here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5VRkFwDGXmrv5AiRVHyiob?si=YJumVND2RbCQEjTOE-FtDg

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:03 (one month ago) Permalink

My "your heavy rotation" is exclusively composed of albums I've played once this month. (Instead of, like, Paranoid or Voices Carry which I've played a zillion times.)

lukas, Sunday, 21 April 2019 08:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe Spotify saved the pop music industry, but it did not save me. File sharing never hurt me. My sales revenue didn’t go down until streaming cannibalized it. “Never pay for music again” was Spotify’s launch slogan and they’ve made it true. There is no going back now...

https://twitter.com/zoecello/status/1119798669342060549

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone else have the incredibly irritating thing where the desktop app refuses to search for what you have typed in the searchbar, and instead keeps on returning results for your previous search?

And according to some websites, there were “sexcapades.” (James Morrison), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my desktop app regularly starts spelling what I'm typing in backwards until I hit the x button. that shit drives me nuts, it's the only app that does that on my mac.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's quite something!

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Great Friday morning goes to listen to new VW and Spotify is down

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They're just looking out for you, is all

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What a disaster

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Servers going down on new music Friday is a bad look for sure

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is it still not working for you? I was able to pull it up with no problem.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Might be regional but others in my office are down too

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 12:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is really disappointing from a paid service . been down all night in some parts

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 13:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the most upsetting thing is that they have multiple outlets to communicate this stuff and they just say nothing.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Im able to play music from my saved playlists but not my saved albums, and not from anything else. And I don’t mean downloaded, just saved.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 3 May 2019 13:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao this sucks

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 May 2019 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as usual, i feel bad for musicians

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 May 2019 14:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the web client gave me an error message earlier, but I had no problems with the iOS app, and now the web client is working too

Brad C., Friday, 3 May 2019 14:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they finally said something

Uh oh, we’re having some issues right now and are investigating. We’ll keep you updated here!

— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) May 3, 2019

but pretty fucked up these artist get fucked out of some excitement for their new album debuts

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 3 May 2019 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

With this pause plus the above article and other recent ones I've read about just how bad streaming income is, I'm starting to think about moving to buying more music again. Sort of wish I didn't sell like 90% of my CDs though!

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 3 May 2019 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that is an irresponsible use of the word “gaslighting”

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

With this pause plus the above article and other recent ones I've read about just how bad streaming income is, I'm starting to think about moving to buying more music again. Sort of wish I didn't sell like 90% of my CDs though!

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, May 3, 2019 10:09 AM (fifty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My retirement plan will be selling burned CDRs to former Spotify subscribers for $1000 a pop

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that article is weird.

Mordy, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the decline of music journalism (if that is in fact what is happening) isn't the fault of spotify. bandcamp does a better job of curation than spotify but can't match spotify's massive catalog. this guy is having choice fatigue but if you're able to source good recommendations (like maybe from ILM, or doing independent research) bandcamp can't match the spotify library. the compensation for artist question is obv a good one but unrelated to the complaints he's trying to root his thesis in.

Mordy, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On my album picks today was the deluxe edition of 'Foxbase Alpha' by Saint Etienne https://open.spotify.com/album/1qAnfCre0JU0IREm1esVJU?si=Ai0w_22HS-Gv-IfFBQeuCw which piqued my interests as afaik the deluxe editions have never been on Spotify. So I do a search for Saint Etienne Deluxe and a couple of the comiplations show up, but no Foxbase Alpha deluxe. Do a search for Foxbase Alpha and only the standard edition shows. What's going on with the search?

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 5 May 2019 17:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looks like the Deluxe Edition is only actually available in Ireland. We match up tracks by audio, so that's why you can play the first "disc" of the deluxe edition, and 3 of the 14 songs on the second one: those tracks are available on other releases...

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 5 May 2019 18:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks Glenn. That's a shame, wonder why they're available in Ireland but not the UK.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 5 May 2019 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can't see anywhere to report errors on Spotify unless I have a "role" in the music industry. Anyway glenn, if you can be bothered, Leonard Cohen's track "True Love Leaves No Traces" from Death of a Ladies' Man is listed as True Loves plural.

Alba, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 18:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll ask people to ask the label to fix that. Cohen deserves it.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Many thanks glenn!

Alba, Thursday, 9 May 2019 06:19 (one week ago) Permalink

https://support.spotify.com/us/contact-spotify-anonymous/ seems to be the place for this kind of thing (select on "Report an offensive or broken track/album"). I've reported the Cohen error there.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 9 May 2019 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I have had several podcasts cued up on a number of occasions and just hit one that appears to play silently. Does taht mean it's been removed or what, it tends to be shows that have several episodes listed at the time but just don't seem to want to play
JUst came across the Thurston Moore episode of Turned out to Be A punk which is thankfully available on its own website.
Would be interested to find out if they do play for anybody else.
I think I have a standard subscription to Spotify so would be surprised if things taht were listed were in some way restricted.
Or is it a glitch?
Have come across it on 3 or 4 different unrelated series so can't really see a connection since other things continue to play if i switch to them.

Stevolende, Sunday, 12 May 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Xp looks like that might be a good link to report some seriously racist country music I stumbled on recently.

Heez, Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Morrissey came up on my Release Radar today and did something I’ve never done, which was to block him from appearing again. Made me curious which acts are most blocked. I assume Spotify have the data, but keep it closely guarded.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:50 (four days ago) Permalink

i didn't know you could block an artist!

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:51 (four days ago) Permalink

You can thank R Kelly for that feature, I think.

DJI, Friday, 17 May 2019 19:17 (four days ago) Permalink

Why is Spotify putting him on recommendations when he is now so far to the right? I mean, I understand that his stuff is going to be available, and I'll admit to listen once in a while for the purposes of research, but actively promoting him is another thing altogether. And I'm wondering what the racist country music records are....

Hyper-Capitalists Against the Entertainment Business (I M Losted), Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:45 (three days ago) Permalink

The active promotion is presumably being done by software based on your listening, rather than a human agent, though?

And according to some websites, there were “sexcapades.” (James Morrison), Saturday, 18 May 2019 11:01 (three days ago) Permalink

anybody know how to open a spotify link in the app instead of in the browser?

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:45 (yesterday) Permalink

Paste the url into the app search bubble

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 20 May 2019 00:52 (yesterday) Permalink


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