I am also using Spotify a lot and am very upset about the lack of a decent backup feature. I've got playlists with hundreds of cherry picked songs, if I deleted one of those by mistake I'd be furious. At the moment I'm manually backing up the most important ones to txt files by hand copying and pasting but that is just very lame and as you can imagine I don't take backups like that very often so there would be some loss in between backups. Spotify should give us an API for downloading the playlists in a usable format with URI/artist/song so I can code a fully automated scheduled and revision controlled backup procedure.
New New on Spotify Tweet Just to let you know that I’ve updated the New on Spotify page (which lists new releases added to Spotify over the last 7 days) to include the following countries: Ireland Italy Portugal Poland Just select the corresponding country code in the drop-down menu and click away. I’ve also doubled the number of result pages and made a few other minor bug fixes. Enjoy!
Spotify uses some particularly clever streaming technology to deliver all that instant music. It’s been described in an academic paper by Spotify techno-wizards Gunnar Kreitz and Fredrik Niemelä, who included some very interesting statistics and analysis of their measurements taken during one week in the early part of 2010. It’s a pretty dense technical read, but there are some fascinating stats to be gleaned amongst the computer science. Read on for a condensed summary below! General Stats Spotify is the only on-demand music streaming service that’s not web-based.
Here are ten quick tips to help you get more out of Spotify… 1. Press Ctrl + F when listening to a playlist to display a filter option. Start typing into the filter box to narrow down the list of songs: 2.
Looking for something to keep your wee ankle-biters amused on long journeys? There’s plenty on Spotify to keep the pre-schoolers entertained, and with the help of, say, a SONOS system or an appropriate in-car head unit , it’s easy to send Spotify to your little tyke’s bedroom or car seat. Here’s five American and five British TV shows for young kids that have soundtrack albums on Spotify, as well as some suggested “classics” to keep the sprogs diverted while you fix yourself a gin & tonic. American TV
I’ve been surfing through the Spotify catalog for a couple of years now, and in my travels I’ve come across my share of strangeness and oddities hidden in the backwaters. I’ve also noticed some unusual quirks, serendipitous playlisting and even the odd game or two. Here’s a look at ten Spotify Games & Easter Eggs to keep you amused!
There are many things I believe set Spotify apart from the competition. Chief of which is that Spotify focuses on the music and leaves many of the frills to 3rd parties. Whereas other music subscription services try to bake in as many bells and whistles as possible, Spotify’s open programing interface allows anyone to build apps and websites to compliment the service.
After Part I and Part II , here are ten more new Spotify tips to help you get to most out of the service! 1. Backing up Your Music
Spotify’s Related Artists tab may act as a basic music recommendation service, but it’s left to the 3rd-party webapps to provide a more personal experience. Sites like Spotibot , Spotiseek and even ShareMyPlaylists all offer a way to generate a playlist for you, either based on an artist name or by checking what you’ve been listening to via Last.fm. A cool new service - truShuffle – has just launched that raises the recommendation game. truShuffle is different as it auto-fills a live playlist of recommended music while you listen . Mashing up Spotify with Last.fm and AllMusic, truShuffle has several unique features you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll need a Last.fm account to use it, as well as a truShuffle login to get started.
When Infogrames released PC adventure game Outcast in 1999, video game music was taken to the next level. No more bitpop or incidental music: Outcast had a full orchestral score, written especially for the game and performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and choir. Soundtrack music is now an integral part of the modern gaming experience, adding atmosphere, emotion, and tension to the game.
Following our recent post of Ten Top Spotify Tips , here’s another ten tips to help you get even more out of Spotify…. 1. Display All Search Results When you do a search in Spotify, it might seem that some of the results are missing (if say, you search then click to sort by artist or album name).
There’s still a severe lack of British stand-ups on Spotify: for example, there’s no Michael Mcintyre, Kevin Bridges, Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, or Al Murray. Missing too are the excellent Go Faster Stripe acts like Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Daniel Kitson and Simon Munnary. But American and Canadian comics are very well represented.
Love it or hate it, Spotify is now firmly embedded within social network behemoth Facebook . The integration is so deep that new Spotify users are required to have a Facebook login to access Spotify. This upset a lot of people but for me it’s not really a problem:
Spotify now has more paid-for subscribers than any other music streaming service in the world – a fantastic achievement! But what about the catalog? Who’s most likely to have that forgotten B-side you suddenly have an inkling to hear? Whose archive is more likely to have that obscure indie band you always wanted to listen to again? Who has the most number of tracks to stream? Read on for a comparison of the music catalog sizes for the ten top music streaming services!
There are a few legitimate reasons why music subscription services may not be for everyone, but many people are missing out on hours and hours of flexible music listening fun just because of knee-jerk reactions. This article provides some responses to those common objections. This is a guest post by Eddie Yasi, writer of the subscription music services blog CloudMusic . With the launch of Spotify in the US, music subscription services have received a never-before-seen level of publicity and scrutiny by the American press. In general most of the professional articles have presented a fair look at the pros and cons of such services, but in the comments sections I’m often seeing objections that have been around since these types of services were first introduced many years ago.