Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

wtf 2 adverts in a row (the 2nd was for that White Lies album)

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

See what I mean about them? The Killers meet Editors big wowz!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

― kaiser, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:55 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

can i get a spotify invite

― dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:03 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark

Have any of you actually tried the link posted? Quite a few of my friends in the UK have used the link and joined today. Maybe it doesn't work in other countries...

\o.0/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm in the US and that link asks for one of two things:

1)an invite code

or

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I wonder what their excuse is. Don't they want more people to hear their stupid ads?

I am a vampire, therefore I take garlic pills (Bimble), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's odd and a fucking pain how Spotify often doesn't specify that tracks are remixes in any way.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm in the US and unless something changed in the last few days, we can't use spotify and all the workarounds have been blocked

miss precious perfect (musically), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I selected this a couple of weeks ago, and got an invite from them within the same day. May not be the case now, of course.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 23 January 2009 06:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/ gets you straight in without an invite.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 07:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I went in on that link above, no trouble at all. I'm in the UK tho - maybe there's a problem with the US, I dunno.

It's awesome, btw. Nearest thing to the "universal jukebox" I've seen for a long time.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 08:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think it's staggering. At least 95% of my track/artist searches to date have returned results. And I like the concept of shared playlists.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spotify Premium is available in Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the UK. The Free version is only available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain.

It amuses me to see the adverts briefly appear in last.fm (and permanently in your Spotify history).

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is impressive. There's a lot more weird, small stuff on than I thought there would be, thopugh also mystifying gaps too.

Someone should set up a shared ILX playlist for Jan (then we can move to Feb etc to stop it getting unwieldy). I'll do it tonight if no-one else does.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Excellent idea. I was thinking of doing one for the Pazz & Jop Top 50 singles, and maybe the Rocktimists poll tracks as well. But it'll have to wait until tonight.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Gaps spotted so far: no King Crimson, very little UK Funky, no Aeroplane mix of Grace Jones "Williams Blood" (although their mix of Friendly Fires "Paris" is on there). Remixes are generally well represented, though.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Remixes are generally well represented, though.

But not always listed as remixes, I've found. And they don't scrobble as remixes (sorry, I'll take that to the last.fm thread)

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I also like the non-bloatiness: the software was running at around 14,000k on my home PC last night - so I could close iTunes for once, and benefit from the faster performance.

mike t-diva, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I hope this thing a) goes global so the US can use it b) they make a mobile/iphone app c) ushers in a new era of music use.

I confidently predict big 4 will put a stop to it.

NotEnough, Friday, 23 January 2009 09:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

All the majors have signed up in europe, though. I suppose it's whether the US ones are far-sighted enough.

It's also notable that most of the big digital music holdout bands aren't represented- no Beatles, Metallica, AC/DC.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 09:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Every Stones album is there though, yay!

Another thing I've noticed is that the service avoids any queueing problems, as you occasionally get on, say, last.fm.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Last.fm is screwed unless they can come up with something as wide ranging as this.

Billy Dods, Friday, 23 January 2009 10:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

The DJ Khaled selection is spotty and Denim aren't on there either.

I do like the way that you get to see all the crummy compilation albums that bands appear on. If you pick someone like The Sweet it takes about 5 mins to scroll through them all.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Friday, 23 January 2009 10:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

How on earth are they going to make any money out of this model? I can only imagine that once they've got a critical mass of people using it, they're going to radically increase the amount of advertising.

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 23 January 2009 12:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's almost like they tried to mod out the other playlist algorithms such as DW and go in an orthogonal direction, but there were no more eigenvalues left.

Two-Headed Shindog (Rad Tempo Player) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 October 2017 20:22 (one month ago) Permalink

My Time Capsule is an entertaining mix but not representative of what I listened to in my teens or early 20s. It's heavy on Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Talking Heads and a variety of 70s classic rock singles, with a strong infusion of 60s jazz. Of these I only listened frequently to Talking Heads as a youngster, and I rarely play them now (though I did go through their discography on Spotify prior to the ILM poll).

Brad C., Sunday, 1 October 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

What I assumed this would try to do is find music that you don't play much these days but might have played when younger. Obviously this is really hard to infer! But "music you listen to that is old" is kind of pointless.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 1 October 2017 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Not sure how people think this thing's going to literally hop in a time machine to see what you were actually listening to as a teenager. Obviously it can only infer based on your spotify listening habits (I mean, if you, like me were a teen before spotify existed).

Kind of proud of mine, weirdly. It's a good bunch of songs!
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1E4ZLmqw0AeGxr

Dan I., Sunday, 1 October 2017 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Feel like it did hop in a time machine but went back to some other person's distorted conception of me- What Mad Universe-style- instead of the actual me.

Two-Headed Shindog (Rad Tempo Player) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 October 2017 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i think we can all agree that discover weekly remains a wonder of modern music listening. for real

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 2 October 2017 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^^ real talk

stet, Monday, 2 October 2017 14:48 (one month ago) Permalink

cosign

niels, Monday, 2 October 2017 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Hahaha mine is both fun and terrible but also otm... I think they pick songs that were hits in your country from age 10 to 15.

Mine has Ace of Base, Paradisio, Fey, a song from Shakira’s 1995 album, Cardigans - Lovefool, basket case, pretty fly dor a white guy, santeria, gettin jiggy wit it, short dick man, vengaboys, ode to my family, closing time... I don’t know how they do it but I do have very vivid memories with all of those terrible songs growing up.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 2 October 2017 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Other than some Maiden stuff that my kid has been listening to/learning on guitar, my Time Capsule list was pretty good. I've engaged in some nostalgic listening, though, so the algorithms probably had more to go on.

DJI, Monday, 2 October 2017 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink

regarding what i posted up-thread. edited my card on-flie to the Quicksilver card and got a $5 credit, so getting it now for half off.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 October 2017 00:11 (one month ago) Permalink

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Bee OK, Thursday, 5 October 2017 01:24 (one month ago) Permalink

How wondrous to live in the age of the celestial jukebox!

Dan I., Thursday, 5 October 2017 01:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Huh, honestly had no clue until now that that phrase was commonly used--thought Mark S. made it up!

Dan I., Thursday, 5 October 2017 01:33 (one month ago) Permalink

This isn't a huge deal but recently I've noticed that the track timer sometimes stops working. Track plays fine but timer stays at at 0:00.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 5 October 2017 13:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Does anyone else experience songs randomly getting removed from their library? It's been happening so long that I just take if for granted now, but it is a persistent mystery. I've got an IFTTT set up to save every song I manually add to the main "Songs" library while listening to a separate playlist (e.g. "Saved on Spotify")--so logically every song in that playlist should also appear in my "Songs", right? And they do, at first, but sooner or later a not-insignificant number of songs (at least 10%) in that "Saved on Spotify" playlist become unchecked, meaning that they've been removed from my "Songs" library--and I'm definitely not manually unchecking them.

I had assumed for a long time that this occurred because my "Songs" library had hit the 10,000 track limit, but it hasn't (it's at ~8,900), and anyway I have heard that when you do hit the 10k limit you get a pop-up message explicitly saying so, which I've never received.

It's not really a complaint, and I know opening a support request for this kind of thing would be fruitless anyway, I'm just wondering if this is a common thing that other people have experienced, or if I'm just some kinda weirdo

Dan I., Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I see albums, especially from smaller indie labels, go unavailable all the time, and just assume it's that the track licensing goes wonky for a few months until someone pays up.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:45 (one month ago) Permalink

There is a setting, at least in the Windows and Android versions (with different wordings for some reason), where you can choose whether unavailable tracks should be hidden or visible (and grayed out).

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's not what's happening to me. For example, I saved La Bouche - Be My Lover (yeah, yeah, I know) four times over the last year, and three times it has become unchecked. I saved it an hour ago and it became unchecked just since then. It's not unavailable.

Dan I., Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Ah right sorry, I see now that's what you were saying. (It didn't quite register because I don't use that save functionality myself.)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 5 October 2017 22:55 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.spotify-strangerthings.com/

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also cool easter egg if you play on the website or desktop app and just let the playlist play for a few without touching the mouse

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

At the weekend I was trying to add to the queue mid-play & no matter how hard I tried, more than one time in ten I started playing the track instead of adding it. So much for being mr cool dj.

Monogo doesn't socialise (ledge), Monday, 30 October 2017 13:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I realise I'm probably the only person here who uses Spotify a lot but still uses the free service, but has anyone else noticed recently the soundtrack to the ad that sits at the bottom of the page playing over the top of the track you're listening to? It's happened a couple of times to me in the last week.

Jeff W, Monday, 30 October 2017 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's definitely not supposed to happen! I've reported it to the ads team, I expect it will get fixed quickly...

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 30 October 2017 17:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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