[Social] Music Sync Chatroom

Hello Spotify,

My friends and I have a really good idea that we think could revolutionize how people use and enjoy Spotify. Everyone likes to share their new favorite song with a friend. Why not add a service that allows friends to listen to the same songs or playlists at the same time online? The Music Sync feature would be just that. Someone could use this sharing service by inviting a fellow spotify premium member into a party or session that has music playing. All the music would be controlled by either the group leader (DJ) or it could be opened up to any member in the group. The session would play either individual songs, or playlists, and each person in the group would be listening to the same songs at the exact same time. There would also be a chat function in which people could communicate with one another about the songs. The users present within one of these syncing sessions would also be able to drag and drop song requests into a song request box. The leader (DJ) would then be able to choose to add the requested songs into the song cue. The requests that are presented to the (DJ) can be voted on by the members of the party with a thumbs up or down. If a song is requested by more than one person, rather than listing that song again, it will be given an additional thumbs up for each request. In a large party the chat may get chaotic and the song request approvals may move too slowly, in order to remedy this there could also be a moderator feature. The leader (DJ) could select members of the party to be upgraded to being moderators, these individuals would now have the power to kick out rowdy chat members, and approve as well as add new song requests to the que.

 


This music sharing and syncing feature would not only allow people to share music with friends, but it could also be a fun way of finding an artist or musicians that you had never heard of before. I have friends that live far away from me and I like to share new music with them all the time. Rather than trying to sync an online music video at the same time to listen to a song together, this feature would be a fun and easy way to do so.  It could not only be a fun way to listen to music with friends, but could also be a way for people to DJ parties or gatherings easily. In fact, celebrity DJs may even want to host public shows through this new Spotify feature. This would be extremely convenient for people that can’t travel to live shows, and a great way for DJs to interact with their fans on a whole new level. As an avid music lover and a huge supporter of Spotify, I feel like a new feature like this one could make something that is already great, even greater.

P.S. Please check out the attachments below in which my friend Anthony Tran used Photoshop to create what some of these features and settings could look like.

Thank you for listening,
Zach Gergurich

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Edit: This idea has been reposted here.

Updated on 2018-06-16

Hello!

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Comments
Newbie

Still no news about this request i guess, right guys?

Newbie

I really think it's a great idea, sometimes i wanna listen to songs with my friends and talk about it or we can use different phones with the same music and it feels cool.

Newbie

Iv'e seen this group chat idea in a few in different posts. I would love something like this. My friends and I were huge fans of turntable when it was around and to have a moderated room where we could all get together and play songs for one another would be most welcome.

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Sounds Great Idea!

Congrats Zach!

Hope they listen

Greetings

Spotify
Spotify
Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it
Updated: 2016-12-07

Hey everyone, thanks for bringing your great ideas to us. We also like this idea so we're marking it as 'Good Idea'. If we have any news around some of these features we will let you know here. Thanks again, we appreciate your feedback!



Casual Listener

Thats really a pretty cool Idea 🙂 Sharing is caring.

 

And its kinda awesome to be able make a Lobby/Chatroom with some Friends to listen Music together.

Casual Listener

Would revolutionize how my company does music on friday's. We want to have a rotating "eployee DJ of the week" where people could join a room and "tune in" to that DJ's station, but only if they want to. Heavily support this dev of this feature, would also add in a bit of network effect. Since you'd need to have spotify to join in with everyone else!

Newbie

This is absolutely genius and a game changer.

Casual Listener

Good to see I'm not the only one who supports an idea like this. It would make Spotify a more socialable platform to engage w/ friends through music.

Newbie

This as just an idea I head now in the beginning of 2018.

Is it allready possible?

 

Would be da..m..n good!