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Old 07-15-11, 06:05 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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Awesome, thanks. This could be cool.
I'm in!
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Old 07-15-11, 06:11 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Cool! Keep adding tracks, guys! I'll make my wife listen to this playlist as we drive around the city tonight.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

In that case...I'll add a little something special to set the mood.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

Suprmallet, don't add local files, the rest of us can't listen to them (Beasties vs. Blondie).
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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In that case...I'll add a little something special to set the mood.
Sigh...I'm now forced to listen to the rest of that album.
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Old 07-15-11, 06:36 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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Sigh...I'm now forced to listen to the rest of that album.
I don't beleive that I have your arm pinned. It is a pretty good cover however.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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Suprmallet, don't add local files, the rest of us can't listen to them (Beasties vs. Blondie).
Your loss.
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Old 07-15-11, 06:41 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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I don't beleive that I have your arm pinned. It is a pretty good cover however.
I'm a sucker for most any bluegrass cover; couple that with my love of the D and, no, I've got to listen to the album.
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Old 07-15-11, 06:43 PM
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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I'm a sucker for most any bluegrass cover; couple that with my love of the D and, no, I've got to listen to the album.
There are a shitload of bluegrass covers on that there spotify.
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I wish you could leave a comment for your shared playlist entries. That'd be cool.
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like "Jesus Christ, enough Gary Numan already?"
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

I can't believe I was the first person to drop in an MF Doom track in the "DVD Talk Mix of DOOM."
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like "Jesus Christ, enough Gary Numan already?"
I put ONE Numan track in there. Geez. Ignore the Dramatis mis-credit. Numan is not part of that, it was a marketing ploy.
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I can't believe I was the first person to drop in an MF Doom track in the "DVD Talk Mix of DOOM."
I can't believe that I listened to it for more than 30 seconds.
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And yes, that's Peter Gallagher the actor. Amazing voice.

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I can't believe that I listened to it for more than 30 seconds.
The jerk store called and said they were out of you!
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That's the other thing. As soon as i installed it imported everything from iTunes, and my local disk which also populates my iTunes so I had double of everything. The fucker didn't even ask me if I wanted to, I had to go and delete everything.

Service itself though I am liking...just need some work on the UI.
Totally agree - the desktop UI flat out sucks. It definitely is more friendly to individual tracks than albums. The only good way I can find to listen to albums is to create a playlist for each one. And, I'd prefer to keep my iTunes completely separate, but I didn't experience the problem you did. The overall service is fantastic though, so I can be patient while they (I hope) improve the UI.

Lack of albums listing aside, I really like the iPhone app. I hope we get an iPad version soon, but I dealt with it just fine on my flight today, iPad cover was closed most of the time anyway. I already feel like I've got my 10 bucks worth for this month.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

When you want to play an album, click the album name to have that one one the screen, play a track, and it will move through it all.
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Re: Spotify: Everyone Loves Music (or "Streaming is the Future")

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I already feel like I've got my 10 bucks worth for this month.
I've been saying that since I signed up in Feb 2010. I'm a guy who used to buy multiple albums a week. For me, the $10 I pay to Spotify is far more valuable than the $8 I pay to Netflix.

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When you want to play an album, click the album name to have that one one the screen, play a track, and it will move through it all.
Yup, that's what I do when I listen to albums on the fly. Otherwise, they sit in my monthly playlist and I get to them eventually.

Good work on the collaborative playlist so far, guys. I'm liking it so far, but didn't listen to it with the wife as much as I planned.

edit:
as usual, Bob Lefsetz has a lot to say about Spotify being in the US now. It's a long article, but worth reading. Here are the good bits:
believing Pandora has got a chance against Spotify is believing that everybody’s going to sit at home and watch television in real time without a remote as opposed to employing their DVR, on demand, Hulu and other online options.

As for music discovery, it’s primarily done through friends. We trust our friends and just about nobody else. Pandora is not our friend, it’s a for profit company making us expend effort to winnow a playlist that requires a ton of time to create.

If you came to my house and I told you I owned all the tracks in Spotify, you’d believe me, functionality is just that high, there’s instant startup and the ability to fast forward and reverse.

to complain about revenue is to live in the past. Streaming is here, argue for more from Spotify as opposed to the death of the service.

You no longer have to focus on distribution, just music and marketing. And the best marketing is good music.

HOW THIS HAPPENED

1. Spotify started small in a country deemed almost irrelevant to the music business, Sweden, riddled with piracy. iTunes did the same thing, starting in the small at the time Mac universe.

2. Users testified.

3. Public opinion was against the naysayers. It was hard for Warner, the last holdout, to stay out with the deafening cry from within the community.

4. Facebook. Once Spotify aligned with the social network giant it gained a sense of inevitability. The music business is afraid of Facebook, they see it as an indomitable juggernaut.

Too bad the music industry didn’t push the future instead of holding back, maybe all those people wouldn’t have had to lose their jobs.

Spotify is geared to make a ton. I’m not gonna get a cent.

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Old 07-16-11, 01:18 AM
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Okay the shared playlist is a great idea I have to admit...great way to hear what other people like and get introduced to new music...I subscribed.
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If anyone's still looking for an invite, you can get them here:

http://www.spotify.com/us/coca-cola/
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Thanks - beeen wanting an invite!
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I had no idea there was a bluegrass tribute to Tenacious D, theres something brilliantly random about that.

Anyone else having some random issues today? I can't get certain songs working for some reason -- ie: Dust Bowl Dance by Mumford & Sons. (About 4 of their songs off that same album won't load, though thats the one I have on my playlist.)

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Old 07-16-11, 10:55 AM
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Looks like that album was removed then re-added. Usually happens due to sound quality issues. Search for Mumford again and the album should show up and be playable again.
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I did just that and 3 of the tracks are unplayable (Awake My Soul, Dust Bowl Dance, After the Storm), I guess if they're modifying it it would make sense the last 3 tracks wouldn't work outright. Not a big deal, just strange considering how perfectly everything else seems to work.

Edit: Seems it was a software glitch, restarted the software and it fixed my issues.

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