Many of us have a playlist like "Rock" or "Acoustic/Chilled", and we're all looking for a way to make it the best possible playlist for ourselves by discovering music.
If I have an acoustic playlist with 80 songs, and some random person (Bob) has an acoustic playlist with 49 songs, but 36 of these are in both of our playlists, then I'd love to know what Bob has in his playlist and he'd likewise like to know what's in mine.
I suggest a feature in settings "show suggestions for your playlists" which show up at the bottom of your playlist as greyed out - purely to make you aware of the songs, deleting them shouldn't be a problem, and if you like one or two, then add it to the playlist and more greyed out songs will then appear.
I know it will require a large amount of querying, and a heavy amount of hardware, but the results would be a fluid music discovery service which complements the information from spotify radio.
Sharing playlists is one thing, but music discovery is the most exciting thing about spotify in my opinion. iTunes has Genius - so get ahead of the game.
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I think it would be a great idea for Spotify to include an audiobooks section. I know so many people who have a separate app for listening to audiobooks on the go. Spotify should be the first to include both these options in the one app. After all, we're already listening with your app/on the desktop, we should now be able to also listen to some stories :)
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Spotify, if you could implement far more Asian music, such as songs from BACK ON, Girls Dead Monster and FUNKIST, it would be amazing. If you are not aware, the popularity of anime has been increasing exponentially, and as such, the very popular opening and ending songs would be amazing to see available in places like spotify. Just read this article, which was only produced in 2009: http://ezinearticles.com/?Rising-Popularity-of-Anime&id=2994930. Not only that, but that was in 2009 , almost 5 years ago, and I can tell you that that popularity has not stopped increasing. Netflix, Hulu and Crunchyroll are well aware of this, and it shows in their many recent additions of anime available to watch, the addition of an anime category, and the addition of movies similar to these amines, if not based on them. As such, many more amazing Japanese songs have been featured in both the openings and the closings of these amines and movies, and I have found myself really truly wanting these songs. However, on Xbox Music, on Pandora, and also on Spotify, these wonderful songs were nowhere to be seen. Please, Spotify, please make this happen. It's not just me, either. There is a very, very large audience for these songs, which have only scratched the surface of the Japanese music industry, and would be overjoyed to see these songs in an easily accessible place like Spotify. Another thing to consider is that at this point in time, the only way to acquire these songs is through illegal downloads and manipulation of YouTube's mp3 player website, as well as the slightly more time-consuming bypass of the ip limitations, which I believe is illegal and hard to do, and I'm still not sure you can access the music that way, as I have never tried it. However, my point is that this doesn't benefit the artists at all, and the music obtained these ways is hardly high quality. If Spotify, however, were to sign a partnership or deal of some kind with the major Japanese labels, the artists would benefit extremely from being exposed to a wide new market of music-loving fans; we would benefit from the high quality amazing music they put out, and save ourselves from the unwieldy downloads from illegal sites, which many people can not use anyways; and Spotify itself would benefit, with far more people with interests differing from just American and European songs signing up for premium. And before you say to look at number 5 on the help list or whatever it is, I must tell you that this is a post on Japanese music in general: If you think I know every artist worth listening to, or have time to input tens or even hundreds of different Japanese music bands, never mind the songs and the research necessary, think again. I appreciate your consideration for these ideas you allow your community to put up, and I hope you take what I've said here into consideration. Thank you for your time.
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- If you search for an artist and you cannot find him, show a quick way of send a "artist request" to Spotify - If you are in the artist page and you cannot find a song (or you search for that song), show a quick way of send a "song request" to Spotify
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I would like to make the following suggestion because I have noticed several aspects of Spotify's radio that need some "nerd love":
- Create a playlist of "good" music / music that people who really like that genre listen to. Kudos if the station is also specific to my taste.
At the very least, I would like to:
- Categorize radio song rejections as either "inappropriate to genre" or"this song sucks"
- Songs that don't fit the genre of the radio station seem to make up the bulk of my radio playlists
- These songs repeat, even if I give the "thumbs down"
- The same songs repeat on every radio station, regardless of the genre.
In general, though, I really like Spotify and I hope that my suggestion isn't difficult to implement.
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