Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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my test one is still there. there are a couple of questions about this on the support forums, unanswered; if we 'vote' for the questions they might get some attention.

http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/playlist_not_found_when_loading_someone_elses_playlist?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_spotify

http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/why_dont_friends_playlist_links_work?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_spotify

talk me down off the (ledge), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

no joy with amsterdam one. it's fucked, is my diagnosis.

talk me down off the (ledge), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeh, that's barking: the only one I've ever got working was your test one, Ledge, but now that doesn't work either.

Had a further Google and there seems to be a lot of this about. There's also an entire site devoted to Spotify lists (go on, have a guess at the URL), none of which I can get to work. Aye, I'll have a look at the support forums.

Special topics: Disco, The Common Market (grimly fiendish), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Right. I've done my bit to raise awareness of this terrible scourge. I'm off to do something more useful instead :)

Special topics: Disco, The Common Market (grimly fiendish), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

suckify

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

ok waiting three hours and/or restarting got me the playlists.

talk me down off the (ledge), Saturday, 24 January 2009 23:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

hurrah!

the worst poster on ilx fwiw (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have been able to get all of the linked playlists

on free spotify, on a mac

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 01:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Me too.

Stevie T, Sunday, 25 January 2009 01:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can get them all to work too.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 25 January 2009 02:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes me too but ima homegrown so that s probably it

and ive listened to tons of king crimson on spotify?

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 25 January 2009 02:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can open the playlists ok in IE7 but when I try to open them in Firefox I get 'Invalid option:spotify:user:.....', any ideas, google isn't my friend when it comes to this.

Billy Dods, Sunday, 25 January 2009 12:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I find the most reliable method is to copy the links and paste them in the spotify search box and hit return.

onimo, Sunday, 25 January 2009 12:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

can someone please send me an invite?

Keep The Dogs Away (Ioannis), Sunday, 25 January 2009 14:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Are you UK? If so go here, no invite needed:

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

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

nope. Greece.

Keep The Dogs Away (Ioannis), Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.spotify.com/invitation/cJFKjAsTazyHdXWG

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

curses! spotify free is not available in your country. oh well. thanks anyway, guys.

Keep The Dogs Away (Ioannis), Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

spotify videogames playlist

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

awesome

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

no saria's song, no credibility

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

20 (of the 25) country #1's of 2008

Joris Stereo, Sunday, 25 January 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

This works perfectly for me now. Wonderful! Am too busy weeping (once again) at the eternal fucking shitness of Microsoft Excel to explore it much further, mind. Hurrah, though.

Special topics: Disco, The Common Market (grimly fiendish), Sunday, 25 January 2009 17:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I added that ghost cauldron track : D

who put up the letta mbulu? was really feeling that earlier

cozwn, Sunday, 25 January 2009 17:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Letta Mbulu was one of mine.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 January 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

this is starting to piss me off too. on the pazz & jop playlist above for instance the gaslight anthem track is an acoustic version and pink's so what is some hi-nrg dance remix. don't think the compiler intended it that way. i keep coming across stuff in live versions (biz markie's just a friend) or sixties tracks that sound that they were rerecorded by one or more of their original members somewhere in the eighties (the bobby fuller four's i fought the law).

Joris Stereo, Sunday, 25 January 2009 21:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

How can you add to it?

the worst poster on ilx fwiw (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 25 January 2009 22:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

spotify videogames playlist

omfg

talk me down off the (ledge), Sunday, 25 January 2009 22:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've corrected the Pink. There's no other version of the Gaslight Anthem track, though...

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 January 2009 23:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is amazing. AMAZING. Although I will now only be buying records that aren't on it, so business-model-wise maybe not the best idea.

I can see the playlists - how would one add to one if one wanted too?

Jamie T Smith, Monday, 26 January 2009 12:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

If it's a collaborative playlist (like the ILX one above) just drag and drop the track onto it.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Monday, 26 January 2009 12:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

loving this. wishing it included videos and more better data tho.

Bondzilla vs Mechaholmes (blueski), Monday, 26 January 2009 13:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

would be cool if you could see who added what to playlists too, and maybe a SUGGEST BAN system...

Bondzilla vs Mechaholmes (blueski), Monday, 26 January 2009 13:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Top of my wishlist: a recommendation engine; social networking features.

I quite like being able to add stuff anonymously to the ILX playlist. It removes the pressure to impress.

mike t-diva, Monday, 26 January 2009 13:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Two adverts in one album so far, and both for something called the Energy Saving Trust, so can't complain, really. I like that there is a little graphic showing you how much of the ad is left, so you could mute the ads quite easily.

Jamie T Smith, Monday, 26 January 2009 13:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some sort of friends list where you can access all their playlists (or ones they choose to share) seems like a no-brainer for them to add. And that's just for starters.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Monday, 26 January 2009 13:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

If, like me, you tend to hop around tracks before they've finished you never hear an advert.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Monday, 26 January 2009 13:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Love the Sir John Betjeman track someone added. Didn't even realise he recorded an album, will check out the rest later.

Billy Dods, Monday, 26 January 2009 14:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looks like King Crimson were removed on request: http://www.dgmlive.com/forum.htm?entry=13308

Same goes for KC on YouTube: http://www.dgmlive.com/forum.htm

mike t-diva, Monday, 26 January 2009 16:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I suspect that Spotify didn't just randomly upload KC material without permission. I would guess they asked Universal or Warner's or whowever can we upload your companies back catalogue and they said sure, then individual artists got wind of it and complained.

Billy Dods, Monday, 26 January 2009 16:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Luddites.

talk me down off the (ledge), Monday, 26 January 2009 16:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Top of my wishlist: a recommendation engine; social networking features.

I quite like the fact that there aren't social networking features, but I'm sure they'll appear soon.

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Monday, 26 January 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wish I knew how vinyl only straight-up unauthorised re-edit stuff like this ended up on there.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

There's some info here: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/where_is_the_catalogue_on_spotify_really_sourced_from

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

The-Dream is listed as D:Ream *roll eyes*

Bondzilla vs Mechaholmes (blueski), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Things can only get better.

Charles Bronson (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, def needs better data, an equalizer and a suggest ban system

cozwn, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

suggest ban any song you hear and dislike

Bondzilla vs Mechaholmes (blueski), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

def. finding this is perfect music you want to listen to but don't want to clutter up a harddrive w/. whole bob dylan back catalogue, all the wu-tang my ears can eat? yes pls

cozwn, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:10 (nine years ago) Permalink


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