Spotify – on crack!

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It’s me again,

A few days ago, Peter Saint-Andre asked me if I knew Spotify and if I would like to try it. I said no, I didn’t know it, and thought, ow what the heck, I have some time to try out this Spotify thing.

So I received an invite, and started playing around with it. Immediately after launching the application, I was shocked. This App was heaven on earth!

Spotify allows you to play any music you like, own it or not, play it in full length, FOR FREE! It’s like the iTunes store without paying! It had nearly all the music I could think of, except a few very recent songs. The thing you might think now, ow, it’s just a Web player, it will take ages to load a song … NO! It’s as fast as my iTunes. When you click on the song, it starts instantly! When you go to the middle of the song, it plays instantly! No buffering! It’s just like any local player!

It’s just like, but with full-length songs and without the social crap.

So, what I would like to see in a future version is, that it imports, or links to, my profile to get my music taste and recommendations, and then plays these. Ofcourse, scrobbling is also needed.

Another nice feature would be a mobile client, for Symbian OS. It’s so annoying to copy over all these MP3s to the Mobile Phone, if you could simply share your playlists with your Mobile. That would be great. PS: Please create a Symbian client. No-one cares about the iPhone anyways!

Before you start asking me here, if I have invites, no, I don’t. Sorry.

If you already have Spotify, please share some of your playlists, as I am always looking at broadening my horizon. I also created a public playlist (so you can add songs to it) called Calm Mood (Various Goodness). If you have good songs for that, feel free to add them.

Then there’s also a Radio Mode. You simply select the decade(s) you want to listen to, and maybe add the few genres, and hit play, which is a nice feature too, if you don’t want to search for tons of music.

But thats not all! It’s cross platform too! Mac OSX and Windows! I guess a Linux version will be out soon!

So I would like to thank Peter Saint-Andre for this great tip, and hope to see you soon on Spotify.

EDIT: I’m sorry, but I had to remove all screenshots, as it’s prohibited to post “screen dumps” by the Beta Agreement.

23 Comments, RSS

  1. Jim 21. September, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

  2. Peter 25. September, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

    Thats it.
    I got an account and its … its … wow!

  3. Jonas 8. October, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

    I think that the “social crap” is exactly what’s missing from Spotify. I want a recommendation engine! I want to get recommendations based on what I listen to in Spotify.

  4. Shabs 27. October, 2008 @ 7:05 am

    Hi 🙂 Could you please send me an invite? Cheers!

  5. Pierre 27. October, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

    Free? Not without an invitation, right?

  6. Philipp 28. October, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    @ Jonas: I disagree. It´s exactly what makes Spotify so great!

  7. Florian Jensen 1. November, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    @Philipp: Exactly. It keeps Spotify clean. A thing that would be nice though, is just Scrobbling.

    For Invitations: I don’t have any anymore 🙁 Sorry about that.

  8. Turre 11. November, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    Spotify Beta has huge resource of ridiculous bargain bin discount “tribute” albums played by anonymous musicians. They propably downloaded these cheap royalty free cd’s while developing the service so don’t judge Spotify for these atrocities against music.

    Funny as hell! Who, in the name of all that is holy makes, buys and listens to these? Just search albums named Tribute and add your favourites.

  9. John Bäckstrand 8. December, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    I am fairly underwhelmed by spotify. I can’t find all the music I want (I find somewhere between 30 and 50%) and without the “social crap” I might just as well listen to my local music.

    I also think a flash-player option is missing 🙂

  10. Julia 18. December, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

    Now Spotify scrobbles:

    It just works great!

  11. Florian Jensen 18. December, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    Wow, yes! Amazing. Thanks for the tip.

  12. Robert 5. January, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

    I tried it and was very disappointed.

  13. Florian Jensen 5. January, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

    Why? You’re the first one saying this.

  14. Sam Deeks 10. January, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    I hope they’ve rethought the ‘screen grabs’ bit because Spotify’s masterstroke (along with a great product) is the word-of-mouth marketing act, ie. getting us to blog about it and hand out invites.

    It would be kind of difficult to do that without an image to illustrate my postings.

    I’ve had great fun with it – I’m sure it’s a smart move to a ‘post-music-owning’ world. 😉

  15. daniel 16. April, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

    hi 😛 Could you please send me an invite? ;D

  16. Cristian 23. April, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    Hi. Can anyone send me a invitation please? thank you!

  17. Lee 13. May, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    Just to let everyone know, we are now providing content to Spotify, so if you are an unsigned artist looking to get your music onto Spotify, its never been easier! for all details

  18. fonzy75 7. July, 2009 @ 4:36 am

    yes, it WAS so nice, when it was really free!!! Give me a crack, please!

  19. tnt zero 17. July, 2009 @ 12:57 am

    Hi. Can you send me a invitation please? thank you!

  20. PR Sketchings 9. February, 2010 @ 7:11 am

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  21. defi 20. March, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    Hi! can anyone send me and invitation code? please? thank you

  22. Steven Finch 5. April, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

    If your in a band and want to get your music onto Spotify then check out RouteNote ( They are already the leaders in the UK for digital music distribution.

  23. sai 8. April, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    Hi. can i get one invitation form someone? please, Thank everyone.

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