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Hi! I love the Spotify service. But I've recently learned a few things about your service that make me very concerned. If you are not a mega star you make almost NO money from having your music listed on Spotify... and your label has made a sweet deal with Spotify that cuts you out of the loop of royalties almost all together. Especially classical, jazz and indie music is not being helped by Spotify. If you value the artists that you are listening to on this service then you have to pay them... otherwise, there will be no artists left.

 

Here is more info...

Streaming Music Kills Jazz and Classical

 

What I'm going to do about it is that If i listen to an artist more than once on Spotify I'm gonna go buy their album. I think Spotify is a great tool for that. Wanna join me?

Andrews32

Kudos System Update for User Ideas

Status: New Idea
by Andrews32 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago by World Tour

Hi Spotify,

 

Here's my idea: stop ignoring paying customers. You might think this is a vague, unforceable idea to suggest, so let's make it actionable (unless you choose to ignore this, as well)! Here we go: 

 

You post a monthly ideas review. Good idea! Let's check out the latest version: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Monthly-Ideas-Review-July-2014/ba-p/880169 

 

You implemented two ideas from the forums. Great! Let's take a closer look. 

 

"Add an entire album to an exisiting playlist [Android]."

 

This was posted 4/4/13. It got 58 kudos. So, from posting to implementation, it got less than 4 kudos a month. Frankly, people didn't care much about this. Let's check the other implemented idea...

 

"Only show available playlists whilst offline."

 

This was posted 2/22/12. It got 121 kudos. That's about 4 kudos a month over the lifetime of the post. Once again, people really didn't care that much about it. 

 

Now, this wouldn't be a bad system if most other ideas had similar kudos levels! But a quick look shows something far different (and you'll find a similar trend if you comb through implemented ideas in previous monthly reviews).

 

I know you're waiting for it, so let's take a peek at the Chromecast thread...

 

"Add support for Google ChromeCast"

 

It was posted 13 months ago. It has, as of this writing 5,424 kudos. That's around 417 kudos per month. That's about 14 kudos per day over the course of more than a year. So it's roughly 100 times more popular than the two ideas you proudly highlighted in your ideas review. What kind of feedback has Spotify given on Chromecast?

 

"Hello everyone. The request for ChromeCast has become uncommonly popular since the product was launched so we're currently having discussions about how best to implement this. However, due to several prevailing priorities we're going to have to say "not right now" to this idea. Please subscribe to this thread for updates since the status will likely change when we're ready to implement ChromeCast support."

 

OK, this was a pretty quick reply, noting how "uncommonly popular" the idea was. But telling us to continue to kudos seemed like a good idea at the time, if you're implementing ideas with only 58 kudos, surely you're work quickly to update us on an idea with thousands! 

 

Then Spotify went dark for months, continuing to be silent while kudos accrued. Finally, the person who started the idea quit Spotify in March, disgusted that a paying customer would be treated so poorly (along with his thousands of like-minded compadres). That prompted Spotify to respond!

 

"[Update - March 27th, 2014] Thanks for the votes and comments! We're listening but don't have an update just yet. Please continue to show your support and stay updated in this thread."

 

You're welcome, Spotify! Are you really listening? Because that post came nearly a year after the post was started and you haven't told us if you're even planning on implementing it! 

 

Since that update five months ago, we haven't heard anything from Spotify. Dozens of people have quit Spotify, appalled a company that values itself in the BILLIONS doesn't even have proper customer support staff (but hey, if you're willing to work for free months of service, they'd love to have you!). 

 

We see Spotify tout ideas that no one cares about, and ignore ones people care about a bunch, but just HOW "uncommonly popular" is the Chromecast request? Well, it seems the next highest kudos for an idea that hasn't been implemented in some way goes to "Spotify for game consoles," which has gotten about 86 kudos per month since it was started in February 2012. 

 

That's right, the next most requested feature is less than a quarter as popular, per month, as Chromecast. Obviously, every single other idea in this forum is demonstrably less requested than Chromecast by a VAST margin.

 

I know this was a long-winded set up, but a lot can happen in a year, huh? So here's an idea so simple a Spotify developer could implement it (I kid, I kid): 

 

Use the kudos system like it actually means something. 

 

Once an idea goes above 2,000 kudos, or reaches 1,000 kudos in less than a year, it's updated monthly by Spotify staff. This might be a token response to encourage continued kudos, but it will show the community you haven't forgotten about us. 

 

Once an idea goes above 3,000 kudos, it's highlighted in the monthly ideas review in a "Top Ideas" section. Additional explanations are given for what the current status of the project is and a TIMELINE is given for implementation, or difficulties that preclude implementation. This would not be burdensome, there are basically no current ideas at this level that aren't implemented in some fashion.

 

Once an idea goes above 5,000 kudos, it gets WEEKLY updates from the staff. It gets a CLEAR explanation for when and if the idea can be implemented, such as technical or contractual considerations. I know weekly updates would take minutes of work, but I think it would be warranted for such outliers. I doubt your customer would disagree. 

 

There you go: this is not a lot to ask. At most, there are a dozen total ideas that fit this criteria. I know, it would actually mean paid staff would have to interact with us commoners and developers might have to come up with a timeline more specific than "the future," but I challenge any Spotify executive to read the Chromecast thread and not feel absolutely ashamed at the (well-deserved!) attitude hundreds, if not thousands, of customers have toward the company. 

 

So let's make this a top idea and force Spotify to actually use this kudos system, or stop pretending the actual paying customers have any impact.

 

Status: New Idea

Kudos System Update for New Ideas

I noticed today that the Discover link in the Main menu (on the left) has been removed! That is my go to button and it's the reason I chose Spotify over any other music streaming service.

 

I know we can still find the button via the horizontal menu that shows up in some locations, but I don't see why the link was removed in the first place. Now it's more clicks and why hide such an awesome feature?!

Status: New Idea
Wouldn't it be great if Spotify made Extreme the default quality setting for both streaming as offline listening?

Allow me to explain:

- you would be surprised how many people (even paying customers) never get as far as to opening their settings! They lose out on one of the best features of Spotify: the audio quality.

- after every update of the app the quality settings go back to "normal". Every time I get annoyed by the audio sounding bad (yes I can hear the difference), I have to update the settings again. I hear the difference in quality, for a lot of people, it would take them a long time discovering this. Everyone thinks that after changing the settings to extreme, it will stay that way.

- different options for streaming via wifi (extreme) and via 3G (normal) would be great as well. Everyone has unlimited (practically) at home. Usually still 1-2gb via 3G. You wouldn't need to go in settings to make sure you're not pushing your download volume too much with 3G.

The time of 128mbps mp3's being the mainstream audio format for the masses are luckily behind us. Please make sure your customers hear music in the best possible quality. They often have very good sound systems (car, home cinema, sennheiser headphones) but are listening to normal. Not everyone is a techie :-)
Status: New Idea
matthewmspace

Bring Back Starred Playlists System

Status: Not right now
by matthewmspace on ‎02-04-2014 05:20 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2014 01:53 AM by World Tour

I loved using my starred playlists. It was an easy way for me to favorite songs and cache them for offline use without having to search for them or go through album after album. Removing this in 1.0 is annoying and a poor idea. Bring them back!

Status: Not right now

2014-04-11

Hey everyone! We appreciate your feedback around the new Your Music feature. For now we’re going to mark this idea as “Not right now”.

 

Your Music helps you save, organize and browse your music all in one place—songs, artists, and albums. Now you can click on the “+” sign beside a song to add to Songs within Your Music.

 

Rest assured your Starred Playlist hasn’t disappeared. You can still add to/ edit it like any other playlist.

 

Update: We've outlined what we're currently looking into implementing in Your Music right here.  

Arjen82

Add support for Google ChromeCast

Status: Not right now
by Arjen82 ‎24-07-2013 09:51 PM - edited ‎24-03-2014 07:55 AM

Will you be adding support to the ChromeCast that Google announced today? Would be great to be able to easily stream music from all my devices to my receiver and tv.

 

Please see the Api information here: https://developers.google.com/cast/

 

Update: implementing ChromeCast is superior to using the Chrome browser plugin to move a tab with the Spotify web interface to your TV for multiple reasons. Most importantly:

 - You can stream higher fidelity

 - You can stream from every device, not only from a computer/laptop

 - You can control from multiple devices (so if I leave the room my wife can control Spotify with her phone)

 

If implemented correctly this would match the functionality of Sonos for a much lower price.

 

Update February 4th 2014: Okay, so Google has released the SDK now. Please start working on the functionality or at the very minimum give an update to the status...

 

Update February 19th 2014: 2,000 kudos, hundreds of replies (with more than a handful of cancelations). Apparently Spotify Germany has confirmed Chromecast support is coming. An update would be nice

 

Update March 24th 2014: 2,500 kudos and still no update. Cancelled my subscription today. Sorry, but if you don't listen to your paying customers we will have to speak with our wallets.

Status: Not right now
Hello everyone. The request for ChromeCast has become uncommonly popular since the product was launched so we're currently having discussions about how best to implement this. However, due to several prevailing priorities we're going to have to say "not right now" to this idea. Please subscribe to this thread for updates since the status will likely change when we're ready to implement ChromeCast support. [Update - March 27th, 2014] Thanks for the votes and comments! We're listening but don't have an update just yet. Please continue to show your support and stay updated in this thread.

Spotify would be even easier to install if we put it up on the official Mac App Store!

Status: New Idea

 

 

Great idea! Can't imagine why this idea hasn't been suggested before. @Meredith 

philk

[WP8] Bring Spotify Free to Windows Phone

Status: Implemented
by philk on ‎11-12-2013 04:40 PM
 
Status: Implemented

Hello everyone,

 

As of yesterday, Windows Phone owners can enjoy access to millions of songs across their smartphones for free. Listen to all your playlists, discover new music, or simply sit back and dig into your favourite artist’s entire back catalogue.

 

We’re also introducing a series of additional improvements throughout the app. Search results look better than ever before, and we’ve made it easier to browse the artists you love and discover related artists you might grow to love.

 

 

Spotify is available to Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users right now, and can be downloaded in the Windows Phone Store.  Also, you can find more information on our blog.

xani

Spotify Analytics

Status: New Suggestion
by xani 2 weeks ago

Hi,

 

I've found a very interesting article about an idea how to improve Spotify Premium by showin statistics and insights to premium users.

 

The idea seems very elaborated and he even made mockups how it could look like.

 

Here is the link to the article by Brett Goldstein:

spotify we need to talk about your data

doughertyp

Bring Back Sorting in Search Results

Status: Not right now
by doughertyp on ‎17-04-2014 02:18 PM

This is bad, guys!  

 

Once was the day (last week) you could sort all of your search results by artist, album, length OR popularity simply by clicking on the name of that column in the full search results view.  

 

It's even mentioned in a "Solution" from last week.

 

Now, the column headings are unresponsive and there is now way to group the results of your search, like when you want to see different versions of the same song by one artist:

 

New Search Results

 

There seems to be some problems w/ the search function in other aspects of the redesign so perhaps a fix is in the works?

 

Spotify's greatest strength is the diversity of music accessible but people enjoy it in different ways, not just by popularity.

 

Please bring back sorting in search results!  This is big hole!

Status: Not right now
2014-05-22 Thanks for your kudos everyone--we appreciate your feedback and comments around the search function. However at the moment we need to mark this as "Not Right Now". We can assure you we're passing on your votes and comments on this subject internally here at Spotify. Keep your feedback coming and we will notify you right here the moment we have any updates on searching in Spotify.

Hi,

 

The new white text on black design physically hurts my eyes and gives very bad ghosting (i.e. persistent image like those in optical illusions that make you stare at particular color combinations and then look away). I know I'm not the only one with this issue because I've researched it in the past. Without an option to switch back to the old design (White background/black text), I'll need to delete my Spotify account and find another service. Please add an option to switch between the two (because I know many prefer black backgrounds). Myself and a host of others, however, cannot use these color combinations. Please let me know if there is a work-around; it would be much appreciated. It's basically unusable to me in it's current state. :(

 

~V

 

Status: Not right now

2014-06-18

Hey everyone! Thanks for your feedback surrounding Spotify's new look. For now this idea is being marked as "Not Right Now".

 

Please know we're continuing to bring your feedback on the new design and your desire for a UI color toggle to the right people at Spotify. If we have an update for this idea we will post here first. Thanks!

dalevich

Spotify Connect For Desktop App

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by dalevich on ‎18-02-2014 10:19 PM - last edited on ‎08-05-2014 01:58 PM by Moderator

To add the Spotify Connect feature to the desktop application, so it's possible to remote control desktop Spotify from a phone.

 

 

[Mod edit - clarified idea and removed second idea in post. If you'd like DLNA support in Spotify, please head here.]

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
Hello everyone. We want to do this in the future but at the moment we are focusing on optimizing Connect for mobile devices. Please add your votes and watch this thread for updates.

Heya. Sorry if this subject has been brought up before but I would love the idea to have the playlist's name, numbers of followers and such to stay visible when you scroll through the list.

Box 1 stays visible while you scroll through Box 2

 

thoughts? :) thanks

spotify2.png
Status: New Idea

I would like to see a way for the current tool that prevents you from adding duplicate tracks to playlists to also work for the Liked From Radio list.  I just tested it again and if you thumbs up a track that's already on the list, it adds to the list again.  I really like that list but the duplicate tracks are annoying.

Status: New Idea

Changed to 'New Idea'. You may also be interested in the following idea, which suggests a feature to prevent duplicates in normal playlists: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Way-to-prevent-duplicates-in-playlists/idi-p/253

Hi Spotify,

 

Please, please, please (did I ask please enough? :)) allow brazilian users the gift card funcionality.

 

Thanks!

Status: New Idea
frias

Student discount in Sweden

Status: New Idea
by frias on ‎15-07-2014 10:25 AM

Hello!

After seeing that you recently added a generous student discount for US college students, I wanted in!

 

I think that being able to subscribe to Spotify for half the price (49 SEK) would convert a lot of free subscribing students to paying customers. This would be a popular discount!

 

I have contacted the Swedish student discount organizations(Studentkortet and Mecenat), but I recommend students to contact your own students' union and link to this idea. Maybe we can actually make this happen!

 

Showing this kind of love for students is great! Horray for US students and kudos to Spotify! <3

Status: New Idea

Hi Spotify,

 

I would like to suggest you the gamification of the spotify experience, something like this:

 

* create counters for user activities (integrated with the spotify ecosystem): followers, playlists, public playlists, songs listened every day/week/month, songs listened through user action timeline etc.

 

* create the "spotify achievements", which would be related to the previous counters, giving users badges accordingly

 

* create the "spotify ranking", based on the previous counters, stablishing the "spotify number" or the "spotify coin", which the user could use to exchange for discounts or special gifts, like a early available song or album, or something like stickers people could use on notebook back, refrigerators front, hats... anyway, you got it

 

I would like to see this in order to we have more engagement from the community.

 

Thanks.

Status: New Idea
joppiz

View mode (& font size)

Status: Not right now
by joppiz on ‎10-04-2014 11:29 AM

I know font sizes have been suggested before, but I'd like to press on it a bit more. I like the new user-friendly design, but I'm not a big fan of the default font size being bigger with no alternatives. I would very much like to see a button in the top right corner for alternative view modes and font sizes, similar to how the Windows 7 explorer handles view modes.

 

Attached an illustrated example.

spotview.jpg
Status: Not right now
2014-06-18 Hey folks! We're here to let you know this idea is currently "Not right now". The moment we have an update regarding font sizes in the desktop app we will post in this thread. For now please continue giving your kudos and comments here in the Community. Thanks everyone!
For your Spotifyes only
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Previously, community member @ kelvin0mql submitted the idea for an improved search feature on mobile. 

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Mobile-App-Sort-and-Search/idi-p/34441

 

While we're happy to announce the we've imlemented the ability to search tracks you've already synced on the Android platform, we haven't quite implemented the feature for iOS.

 

Please add your kudos to this idea if you'd like to see this implemented. 

 

 

 

 

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos

2014-07-14

Hey everyone! Now you can filter your playlists on your iPhone in the latest release (1.4.1).

 

Just go to your playlist and scroll above the playlist artwork. You'll then see the new filter section.

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The activity feed is one of the few features that makes Spotify stand out over other music players. With your latest update, it has unfortunately been hidden under a menu button. I loved being able to see what my friends were playing while having my own queue in sight as well. Constantly having to toggle between the two just sucks... I hope you'll restore the old functionality soon.

Status: New Idea
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