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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

needs last.fm support asap

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

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

scrobbles perfectly

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

for Windows maybe!

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

i am so in love with this thing <3

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

some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

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

Er....

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

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

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

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

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

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

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

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

(advert)

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

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

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

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

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

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

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

you actually can just filter your playlists for offline only though?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 11:43 (one month ago) Permalink

just select 'downloads' on the filter

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 11:44 (one month ago) Permalink

lol i never knew that was there :/ hidin in the burger menu!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 March 2018 12:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Same here - not seen that before. Duh.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:40 (one month ago) Permalink

glad to be of service!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 16 March 2018 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

new to me too, very helpful

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 16 March 2018 17:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Another day, another non-working, utterly useless mac app...


I had to reinstall it earlier this week. Would not recognize that I was online.

beard papa, Saturday, 17 March 2018 19:38 (one month ago) Permalink

One day the desktop version will work properly within 30mins of being launched.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know what I do right with Spotify on my 4-year-old Macbook but it works pretty much like a dream.

Alba, Sunday, 18 March 2018 08:00 (one month ago) Permalink

The ropy, features-dropping-off, non-album-artwork-displaying unupdated old version running on my crappy old Windows XP pc at home where I have shitty bandwidth responds much better, starts up faster and does searches near-instantly. The up-to-date version running on my shiny new PC at work with high bandwidth takes up to an hour of the dreaded spinning circle of dots before it will do a search or even display a selected playlist. I usually just give in and use the web browser version just so i can actually listen to some music before lunch.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Sunday, 18 March 2018 10:56 (one month ago) Permalink

My shiny, up-to-date PC desktop version remains forever convinced that I am still listening to Kid Creole's "Stool Pigeon", with Narada Michael Walden's "Tonight I'm Alright" queued as the next track. Thus, every time I start it up, the second track I hear is always Narada Michael Walden's "Tonight I'm Alright", unless I remember to clear the queue first. Luckily, I'm quite fond of Narada Michael Walden's "Tonight I'm Alright".

mike t-diva, Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:33 (one month ago) Permalink

immaterial girl

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

mmhh youtube soul wormhole

niels, Thursday, 22 March 2018 07:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This is the correct florid techno visualisation.

Alba, Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

spotify is a bit different than most other things on your computer though

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It runs so faster on my work computer (ssd, i7)

brimstead, Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

so much faster

brimstead, Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it might have more to do with your network connection on that computer, though

Sufjan in Worst Shithole of a Major American City (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Ah yeah you're probably right

brimstead, Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it does seem to have got slower

ogmor, Friday, 23 March 2018 09:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

How do I keep The Chaimsmokers from always coming up on My Release Radar?

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Friday, 23 March 2018 13:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol at the idea of an all-Jew Chainsmokers tribute band

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 March 2018 13:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

“Lover Man”, oh where can you be? In my Release Radar Playlist!

Leslie “POLLS” Hartley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 March 2018 13:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Chainsmokers on my Release Radar, too. And David Guetta.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ouch

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

In addition to the Chainsmokers (again), I also had "The Temptations" coving Sam Smith this morning.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

can I deactivate the ?si=YLlbiLPJRx2yiGRXbGCYFA string that's attached to all links I copy from Spotify? I'm guessing they're used for data analysis but I like my links clean...

niels, Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

IPO today

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Good luck, Glenn!

DJI, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Weird non-IPO IPO is sort of interesting:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spotifys-un-ipo-everything-need-know-132349447.html

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 15:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Damn, guess they were waiting for Drag City before they IPO'd.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 15:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

stock will take a beating after investors learn that they still can't listen to "halfway to a threeway"

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

why does spotify think i like the chainsmokers? i don't get it? *orders market sell of 10,000 shares*

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So basically their net loss grows faster than their revenue? Pass.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1639920/000119312518063434/d494294df1.htm#rom494294_12

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spotify started trading on the New York Stock Exchange moments ago. And, after a few hours of behind-the-scenes buying and selling, its official debut public price has been revealed – $166 per share, resulting in a market cap worth approximately $29.6bn.

The news comes after months of speculation regarding Spotify’s official valuation, with analysts recently reporting that private trades of the company put its worth anywhere between $18bn and $44bn.

Spotify’s valuation stood at just $8bn as recently as May 2015, according to reports in the financial press at the time – meaning that this figure has more than trebled in less than three years.

Experts have warned, however, that some price volatility is expected in the wake of Spotify’s unusual ‘direct listing’ approach to flotation.

http://cdn.mbw.44bytes.net/files/2018/04/IMG_0920.jpg

http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/official-spotify-is-worth-as-it-begins-trading-on-new-york-stock-exchange/

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Short term trading aside, this looks designed to be a nightmare as an investment on both the long and the short side, given that Spotify’s profitability is pretty much completely dependent on the royalty rates that the majors charge and the music they make available, and they won’t like it if too much cash leaks out to investors as buybacks/dividend.

So low rates now, big rise in profitability/users, stock goes up, majors offload their holdings, and then raise rates. Too many sceptic hedge funds on the short side? Just keep rates low for a while, wipe them out first, then do the above.

But wtf do i know, good luck to everyone involved.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 19:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought this was a good explanation of the weird IPO strategy

https://www.recode.net/2018/4/2/17189624/spotify-daniel-ek-ipo-silicon-valley-wall-street-relationship

sleeve, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 02:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

spotify is telling me nirvana is having a concert in my area in june. i'm confused.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

It's the official reunion tour with Geddy Lee on lead vox

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Or at least I hope it is

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Latest version on Windows 10 seems to have all sorts of stupid problems. Often suddenly unable to drag or even select tracks in playlists, green play button on releases stops working, even little things like the 'About Spotify' link under the recently introduced 'three dots' catch-all menu (also bad) just bringing up nothing.

nashwan, Monday, 16 April 2018 12:42 (five days ago) Permalink

My Discover Weekly was so so, but it did make me discover the song Seabird by Alessi Brothers.

― MarkoP, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:13 AM (two years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

In my DW this week. How did I miss it all these years?

Made in the Shadow Blaster (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:22 (three days ago) Permalink

<3 Alessi Brothers

it was stale, and I did not like it, as the man said, &c (seandalai), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:57 (three days ago) Permalink

So suddenly my friend feed doesn’t work. Does Anyone know how to fix it? I’ve tried toggling the show right sidebar button, but to no avail.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:55 (two days ago) Permalink

re: Friend Activity

same problem on Windows 10, happened about a week go. Seems to be a growing common problem as reported by others via the spotify community:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/desktop_windows/thread-id/52157/page/3

Just logged in and it's now resolved ! so hopefully things will be back to normal.

djmartian, Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:44 (two days ago) Permalink

lovin that seabird, we might have a thread for DW faves

niels, Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:07 (two days ago) Permalink


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