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Old 07-18-13, 11:21 AM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I use Spotify because I buy music on vinyl. Not all albums come with a CD, DL code, or Amazon Auto Rip. I don't want to go to the trouble of ripping it myself.

And I try to explore new stuff to buy. I've spent quite a bit on physical albums (literally albums) because of Spotify.

I think most people, though, don't care about music as more than background noise or a passing thing. That's why a lot of people are somehow still able to listen to FM radio. I guess to gather more support for artists, they should somehow cultivate a greater music culture or something. I think that's unlikely though.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I've been using the google music app and its only $8 for me.

Why should I switch to Spotify or is it the same as the Google app?
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Originally Posted by whotony
I've been using the google music app and its only $8 for me.

Why should I switch to Spotify or is it the same as the Google app?
It is $10 for everyone else. Why would someone else switch?
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I meant is Spotify different or better or worse then Google Play Music
Old 07-18-13, 12:55 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

They're mostly on par. It's all a matter of extra features or capabilities. I like Spotify because they're format-agnostic, but really, the services are identical. I imagine catalogs are practically the same with the exception of specific exclusives.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Spotify is supported on more platforms (I can use it on my Roku, for instance) and has a better overall catalog (Google is still building theirs).

Plus I like the app better.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I figured this was the most relevant thread to update. Check out https://www.spotify.com/us/2013/# for some interesting 2013 stats. Scroll down to the "you" section where you can see your own stats. For example:


Mine aren't nearly as high as they should be, since I started using Xbox Music more and more over the last few months. Anyway... I figured some of you might find this kind of info interesting if you happen to have an account.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Originally Posted by RichC2
Spotify is supported on more platforms (I can use it on my Roku, for instance) and has a better overall catalog (Google is still building theirs).

Plus I like the app better.
I like Rdio a bit better, but they are both awesome.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")



Frankly, this seems suspect to me. Some of those top ten tracks I streamed a total of one time.
Old 12-05-13, 05:09 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Damn toddlers.

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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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Frankly, this seems suspect to me. Some of those top ten tracks I streamed a total of one time.
I see by your top artist you listened to Trapped in the Closet from start to finish.
Old 12-11-13, 03:21 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Led Zeppelin was added to Spotify today! Just I and II so far, but they are rolling out two a day the next few days until they are all available.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

A free Spotify service is also coming, with caveats...

Streaming music service Spotify said it will offer a free streaming product on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. However, there are a few catches.

The tablet app works just like the desktop version, according to CNET, giving users access to specific select tracks. However, the new free smartphone apps offer only a Shuffle service that lets users pick an artist or playlist and hear a stream of shuffled tracks. According to CNET, users can't pick the exact song they want to play right away, and will instead have to shuffle through their playlists.

Previously, mobile users had to pay $9.99 per month to access the full slate of Spotify's services.

Thus, the service is similar to existing Internet radio services like Pandora and iTunes Radio--although Spotify disputes that categorization.

"We don't want to make another radio type service," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said at an event in New York City on Wednesday, according to The Verge. "We want to make something that's really great--that really fits into people's lives," Ek said.

"This is the way the next generation will build their music library," Ek said, according to CNET. "It's not about purchasing one song or other. It's about adding it to a collection."

Spotify has 6 million paying subscribers and 20 million active users around the world. A lack of free mobile apps was seen as a factor that was inhibiting the company's growth.

Additionally, Spotify announced that Led Zeppelin's music is now available on its service. According to the New York Times, Led Zeppelin's representatives have been in negotiations with various streaming music services since at least January, and Spotify is believed to have beaten smaller competitors like Rdio and Rhapsody for the deal.

Meanwhile, Google-owned YouTube was planning to introduce a Spotify-like service before the end of the year, Billboard reported in October, but AllThingsD recently reported that timeframe has apparently been pushed back. YouTube's product, if and when it launches, will join a crowded field of subscription music services that includes Spotify, iTunes Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Rdio and Google's own All Access service for Google Play.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Finally able to share mine. The last few days I tried it never worked.

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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

It still won't generate mine for some reason.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
I see by your top artist you listened to Trapped in the Closet from start to finish.
Actually, his whole catalog from start to finish.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Bumping this thread hoping someone can help me with a problem I've been having.

I've been a premium subscriber of Spotify for a couple of years. Since the new year, the recommendations from the "Discover" tab haven't been working for me. Previously, it would give me a mix of useful recommendations based on all the stuff I already listened to with a few useless "popular near you" and "when you were in high school" recommendations thrown in. But now, all the recommendations from the "Discover" tab are of the useless variety. It's like Spotify completely forgot who I was and I'm starting from scratch. Though I'm correctly logged in (and can see my 2013 "Year in Review" like earlier posters have done).

Does anyone know what I'm talking about and how to fix it?

In a related area, are there better ways to get recommendations of new music? There are the artist playlists and radio stations. But I'm feeling like I'm missing some obviously superior methods to get exposed to new music that I might like. Maybe other apps that work with Spotify?

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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I'm trialing Google Play Music Unlimited. It works great with a Chromecast and it's tightly integrated with my Nexus 5. It seems to work great. Auto playlisting and suggestions seem about on par with Rdio.

You really can't go wrong with Rdio, Spotify or GPUM.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Which service is most like the OLD Playlist where you could create a list and share it on the interwebs? Are there any like that anymore?
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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Which service is most like the OLD Playlist where you could create a list and share it on the interwebs? Are there any like that anymore?
SoundCloud, I think.
Old 03-25-14, 10:06 AM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

If you're an American student, and you can prove it, you can get Spotify Premium for only $4.99.
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Awesome, just halved the cost of my premium sub. Thanks!
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

After accidentally sending my iPod through both a washer and dryer cycle with a load of clothes (HINT: NOT A GOOD IDEA) - and essentially killing it - I have embraced Spotify.

I'm just starting my 4th month of Premium and absolutely love it. The cons are far outweighed by the pros, imo...
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Originally Posted by Pointyskull
After accidentally sending my iPod through both a washer and dryer cycle with a load of clothes (HINT: NOT A GOOD IDEA) - and essentially killing it - I have embraced Spotify.

I'm just starting my 4th month of Premium and absolutely love it. The cons are far outweighed by the pros, imo...
Within a few hours of trying Spotify I signed up for premium and haven't looked back since.

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