Here is a new idea for the radio system within Spotify that could be a great feature...
Currently, for a radio station within Spotify, you can select the song, album, artist, or playlist as the foundation of the radio station - songs are then selected based on the theme chosen. The radio doesn't take into account songs you may have already heard or if you're more interested in hearing only new music. A cool way to amend this system is to institute a radio station where the listener can determine how much content played is new and how much is already preferenced by the listener.
Here is how it could work: The listener would select a playlist to start a radio station off of. They would then be able to select their current preferences for the playlist (all of which will be available to change at any time in the future). Each question would be a slider. The sliders could include:
"Brand new music"
Additional sliders could be added, but these two preferences are at the heart of the idea. What these sliders would do is create a radio station with a mix of songs you've already shown an interest in (songs you've added in the playlist the radio station is being derived off of) and the introduction of brand new music within that same genre. So if you're feeling adventurous and want to find some new music, the slider for "Brand new music" would be turned up all the way, while the slider for "Playlist music" would be turned all the way down. Vice versa if you only wanted to listen to songs you knew.
What this system would do is create a radio station with foundational songs you already know, but with an infusion of new artists and songs when you want. Sometimes you want to listen to songs you know the words to (like at a party), while other times you want to discover new artists (like during a commute) and this system would easily serve both necessities. It's more adventurous than just playing a playlist through on shuffle (since there are new songs spliced into the queue), but more personal than just listening to a radio station (since the songs played from playlist are songs you've explicitly stated you like by adding it to the playlist).
The ability of the individual to determine what percentage of new songs vs. old songs they listen to is what makes this an interesting idea. The current radio station system takes into account the types of songs within playlists now, but it doesn't have a delineation between songs you've already expressely liked and songs that are new to you.
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Last night I was attempting to read all of the previously suggested ideas.
I only got down to the pnes with 50+ kudos.
There are between 400 and 500 PAGES of idea.
problems with the situation is
1) the number of ideas per page are too few.
Provide an option to eliminate the amount of space needed to display an idea
Provide what is now shown on the index page as part of the details of the idea.
2) Many of the ideas I reviewed had a value of "implemented". It was nice to know that.
But they got in the way of viewing the ideas that were in a state other than "implemented"
3) A lot of the ideas where in "close" or "not at this time" status. I can not do
anything about them (I could be wrong about this conclusion).
Would like to see an improved filtering system. This could be a drop
down list of status options to qualify the listings.
4) From the "Spotify Ideas" page there is no way to know if there is
some type of advanced search capabilities. My requests my
already be implemented. But I will never know this because
I cannot find a way to access it from the initial search page of
the community "spotify ideas" web page.
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Spotify should add the option to pay for the new Family Subscription plan with their gift cards as they do with the regular $9.99 one. I've seen $10 & $30 gift cards why not add a new $15 ones for the new family plan also. With the gift cards what you pay for is exactly what u pay for no tax so if the card is $15 you will get the family plan with no extra tax included.
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The Idea Introducing "Spot-Light," Spotify's child service that helps struggling new curators and musicians get their music heard and exposed with the help of today's superstars. How many "Sounds Like" or "Since You've Listened To______" buttons does one have to press before they get lost into a web of different artists and actually find one who they've never heard of before? Big-name artists are going to have huge, extremely loyal fan bases that will stream their music as soon as it’s put out there. For the artists who want to use streaming services as marketing and PR tactics to gain exposure, I think adding a streaming service “child” with only new and indie artists in all varieties of genres would be beneficial. For instance, Spotify could have “Spot-Light” a streaming service that spotlights these curators that are trying to make it big on Spotify. Spot-Light would have established playlists made by today’s superstars instead of just your average Joe generated playlists; this way users could see who and what their favorite artists are listening to and think, “If ______ is listening to this new album, it’s probably good.” In this service, the superstars would help out struggling artists and when an “up and coming” artist’s album or single has received a certain amount of plays on Spot-Light, they would get a bonus in their royalty pay and would be then added as a highlight for the next month on the regular Spotify streaming service. Why The number of struggling artists today is so large and it is so hard for these artists to get their music heard and have a fair chance on streaming services like Spotify. The goal of a service like "Spot-Light" is to pull fans and convince them to give new music a listen in hopes of building a foundation fan base for these struggling artists. Spot-Light would be a "revovling door" so to speak, in the way that once an artist gets so many listens, they would then be transferred to Spotify and highlighted for a month, in that time, they should already have some fans to spread the word and provide further exposure via Spotify. Once artists leaving Spot-Light and go to Spotify, more and more artists would continue to join Spot-Light, keeping it alive as well. Why should today's superstars provide these "no-name" playlists? 1. Fans would feel more connected to them personally, getting to see what their favorite star is listening to and 2. the superstars would also get a slight increase in their Spotify royalties as well. Making it a win for them as well as the struggling artist they provide. There is so much unexposed and overlooked music out there today, this would be a great thing to see happen, artists helping artists. This idea came to me when working on a research project for a music licensing internship at Mood Media in Austin, TX.
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I'm a big album collector. I love CD's, I haven't jumped on to the LP banwagon but I will once I get enough money.
I know you guys have a link to buy MP3's but in most major cities there's really a lack of good record stores. I would deffently buy a LP or CD off a link and have you guys send it automoacticly to my house as almost like Christmas Presesnt in the mail.
Also maybe throw in a poster or two with the record. ;)
Let me know if you guys implement this because I really miss the physicality of playing a record.
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Want to make Spotify Premium worth buying? Make the Spotify App smart enough to manage the priority of using Device vs. Wifi vs Mobile for playing music when it comes to downloaded content. What is the great benefit of being able to download music otherwise?
Spotify Premium should default to playing downloaded files from the device instead of Mobile without a user having to constantly switch between Online/Offline Mode!
Having to put it in Offline mode to accomplish this hinders my ability to naturally interact with the Spotify app because if I suddenly decide I want to start a radio station from a specific song or Browse guess what I have to do? Go back into the settings and make it Online again, and then if I want to conserve my data plan I have to go back in and use it Offline again. And if I leave it in Offline Mode and enter a Wifi area? I have to go back and switch to Online mode. This is crazy given the amazing capabilities of smartphones and apps to be intuitive and affect behavior seamlessly.
Adobe's 2014 U.S. Mobile Benchmark Report clearly shows Wifi connections dwarfing Mobile connections largely because of the death of unlimited data plans.
More reasons this would be a great benefit to Spotify and its users:
1. This would create extra incentive to download content to devices which helps the Spotify business model.
2. You would certainly make mobile phone networks happier with less bandwidth use.
3. I don't want to create more work for myself whenever I get close on my data plan and it would be nice to know Spotify isnt the culprit for my (often) monthly data management efforts.
Why I had this idea:
On long car trips I will listen to music for hours and it is using my 4G connection automatically. This is killing my data plan and preventing me from using it for other, more important uses.
How this process could work:
1. If a User chooses to play something other than downloaded content THEN the Spotify app can seamlessly use the 4G connection as anyone would expect.
2. The Spotify App could send the necessary playback data info when the device was back in Wifi coverage, or on a regular schedule (hourly, daily) over the mobile network while the app is open or automatically upon closing the app.
3. Worst case, this should be a management option in the Settings tab just like controlling when to sync or download music.
THX for your time.
Satisfied Spotify Premium user since October 2010
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Was advised to post here
I think "Compilations" should be posted above "Singles" and under the "Albums" sections
For me - it's logical this way: compilations are albums and therefore should be posted under the albums section. Singles are a different type of release.
Also, spotify really needs to streamline this feature and be consistent because some compilations are still posted under the regular albums section. My view: they should never have attempted to separate the two
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