Year in Music 2016

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Year in Music 2016

victoriad22
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Is the year in music different this year? Last year, it told me my top artists by season, my top albums of the year, first song I listened to all year, and a bunch of stuff.. This year it told me my total minutes, gave me my top 100 playlist and that's pretty much it 😞

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Rorey
Spotify
Spotify

Hey Community,

 

We understand there are a lot of questions around Wrapped – this year’s take on Year in Music. So we’ve put together the following FAQ to help clear up any confusion!

 

What is Wrapped?

Wrapped is this year’s answer to Year in Music. It consists of three different things:

  • A hub in Browse > Genre & Moods full of playlists that highlight the best music 2016 had to offer.
  • A personalised ‘Your Top Songs 2016’ playlist. You can find yours in the Wrapped hub. Make sure you follow it!
  • Personal listening stats delivered directly to your inbox.

 

Why didn’t I get a Wrapped email?

To receive an email, you needed to meet the following criteria:

  • Have opted into News & Offers email notifications.
  • Have enough listening history from January – late October for us to serve up your stats.
  • Have a valid email address registered to your Spotify account.
  • There are some other scenarios that could mean you don’t receive an email. For example, if you’ve ever marked a Spotify email as spam, or we received a bounceback when sending you an email in the past. Unfortunately, this is out of our hands.

Update: We’ve finished rolling out a new batch of Wrapped emails. If you still haven’t gotten yours, it may be due to one of the reasons listed above. You can also check Browse for the "Your Top Songs 2016" personalised playlist.

 

Why did you change Year in Music?

We’d hoped to reach more people with this year’s campaign and we believe we have. We also really appreciate all the feedback you’ve given us here in the Community. We’re taking it all on board for next year.

 

 

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swedenflyayaynr
Visitor

I've been a spotify user almost since spotify started and have paid 1000s of SEK during the years. I've been very pleased with the service. But in my opinion, spotify is not developing their service, instead they remoive applications like "Lyrics" and reduce the funny facts in year in music. Year in music is the one thing I look forward to the most on spotify, but I havent even been able to see my Year in music because I havent got the email. 

 

Best regards,
A sad spotify user

tazerproof
Casual Listener

Wow didnt even know they took away lyrics! I remember when that was a 3rd party app. You are right they are getting wrose. They used to have songkick for concerts and last.fm had its own app. 

side note: scrobble to last.fm gives you a ton of stats but now where near year in review. 

lindseyaward
Regular

I have also been waiting and looking forward to seeing my year in music. Last year the breakdown and stats were so awesome, I made an effort to use Spotify more than other sources in hopes that the year in review would be coming this year. I really hope that they do bring this back, there's still time? However if it helps anyone else, i've had spotify linked to lastfm one of my devices, i now wish i had done this with all of them. Last fm's breakdown is actually better than spotify's and it connects other sources...and it's free. Check it out, hoping this helps. 

http://www.last.fm/user/lward2985/listening-report/year via @lastfm

 

 

 

 

 

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SugarlumpsQueen
Newbie

Nah, I'm sorry Spotify. I might actually move to last.fm then because I was really truly excited to see a detailed record of my music and was disappointed. You better fix up!

Aulina95
Regular

I was wondering the exact same thing..
I was really waiting to see at least the same statistics gathered, just as we got last year. I would've really wanted to see the total numbers of my most played songs and albums and so on.
And it was great to get own page on browser for it so you had the chance to share it with friends and see theirs also! Seems like this e-mail thing also turned out to be quite a fiasko as some people didn't even receive it for different reasons.
Visualify.io got me some comfort but still, lacks many things we got 'My year in music 2015' ;/
What I did like was this new 'Top5 genres' feature on it.

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KatesHere
Community Legend

Hey there @victoriad22, welcome to the community!!

 

Thanks for reaching out! This year Spotify is doing things a bit differently. Spotify is currently sending emails with personalised information and statistics about 2016. Hang tight! Hopefully you’ll get one very soon 🙂

 

Make sure to check your spam/junk, and any other email folders for an email from hello@spotify.com  Also be sure you opted in for email notifications on your Accounts page. If you didn't have that option turned on you won't receive the Wrapped email.

 

Hope this was helpful!

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tbrowne31
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booooooo

phelpsbg
Newbie

Hi Kate,

 

Thanks for your reply. Add me to the list of paying Premium customers who are disappointed and upset that there's not an option within the app or site to access this information. I am already paying a monthly fee, I should not have to opt-in to e-mail notifications to receive this feature.

 

Thanks, and if there's still any way to get this out to me I would appreciate it.

 

Brian

magcarrigan
Newbie

Is there a way to have this stats email resent? 

jholeman
Newbie

I did not have my email notifications on, and if I understand correctly, it's too late to do so now? I am honestly crushed, and so disappointed in spotify. I loved the year in music feature the last two years, and I have no idea why you would change such a good concept. And when you actually decide to change it, you give no heads up to your customers that they should change their settings. This honestly feels like spotify does not care about their customers, and is telling them to **** off for not subscribing to what is usually just spammy email.

1173323852
Newbie

I have been looking forward to the same breakdown as last year, if not even better! The email is nowhere near as good. Please fix this.

suzmerk
Newbie

If I JUST turned on email notifications will I still get My Year in Music? Love that feature and would hate to miss it this year. Thanks

Rymdkakor
Music Fan
Nope you won't get it due to spotify being dicks this year.

Rymdkakor
Music Fan
Why is this topic market as "solved"?
It's not even close to being solved.

Aulina95
Regular

Word.

Started a new one then: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Accounts-and-Subscriptions/My-year-in-music-2016-ISSUE/td-p/1528389
as we aren't anymore wondering if this is the case, we want a more spesific answer.
I feel idiotic but I don't know what else there's left than spamming just the way they're spamming their answer without rlly doing any changes.

Just spam 'em guys then I guess. I don't like spam.

ChiliJunkie
Gig Goer

I have turned it on last night after seeing this. I have been excited about My Year in Music since Jan 1st. It was not like this the past years. My Year in Music is no ad...I have been paying 10 Euros a Month for years now and I do not understand why I can not see at least my listened minutes.

Please resend me that email...or at least tell me my minutes...

Thank you.

It would be great if these stats were just standard in Spotify.

It is so disapointing, when thinking about how this Music you are listening to will affect your Year in Music and waiting one entire year and then this...

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ferfabolous
Casual Listener

And what type of add we have to add? I'm kinda lost...

ChiliJunkie
Gig Goer

Spotify told me that if you had not activated the news and offer emails before the 2nd or December you wont getting anything this year. And that they "were trying something new"...That they will consider all the feedback for next year...oh please

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Aulina95
Regular

U must be kiddin right?..... 

That is ridiculous. I'm so mad right now. How come you do that? That is just bad PR. And you'll think one year later if you should do something to this matter. F me.
Lucky for me that I had at least those notifications on and received mine on time, forgetting the fact that I was waiting for something 'bit better'.. :'DD But for all the other active users out there, I'M SORRY FOR YOU.
Gonna rethink next time I use a whole year listening through your channel instead of all these other options we did have, some even for free. Tho I like to pay something in reward to all those great artists out there. But still I thought your active users had some value too..

And about the Wrapped 2016 -playlist, I already pretty much did that for myself through the year:D.. Thanks for the copy tho.

ChiliJunkie
Gig Goer

It is ridiculous...It is the one thing I have been catering my Spotify usage towards.

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