When do new releases go up?

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When do new releases go up?

poopsonlawn
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What is Spotify's method for making new releases available? It seems really hit or miss on Tuesdays (when most albums come out). Sometimes the album will be listed, but not available, sometimes there will not even be a listing for the album, and some are available right away in the morning. Most of the time, new albums are available right away on Tuesdays on services like Rdio and MOG, but Spotify seems to always lag behind and get some new albums later in the afternoon or a few days later. What gives?

 

Right now, I can listen to the new Aesop Rock on Rdio just fine. I can search for it and see the listing for it on Spotify, but it tells me that it's not available. Any chance Spotify is going to make sure new releases are up in a timely manner?

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Re: When do new releases go up?

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Good question.  Basically, we're releasing new music every day, but the bulk are released every Friday. 

This uploading is done on US time, so when it appears on Spotify very much depends on which country you're in.

 

If you want to join our conversations about new releases, I can recommend a couple threads:

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Re: When do new releases go up?

Spotify
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Good question.  Basically, we're releasing new music every day, but the bulk are released every Friday. 

This uploading is done on US time, so when it appears on Spotify very much depends on which country you're in.

 

If you want to join our conversations about new releases, I can recommend a couple threads:

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Check out how we're doing over @SpotifyStatus

Question answered? Just click 'Accept as solution' to help other users out. Easy.

Who's your Spotify Star?

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poopsonlawn
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That part of it makes sense, but are you guys OK with how long it takes to be able to listen to some releases on Spotify compared to other services?

 

Right now, it's 1:20pm Central time and I still can't listen to an album I've been anticipating on Spotify. I can listen to it for free on Rdio, and can buy it on iTunes or Amazon. And this isn't the first time something like this has happened. It seems like some album releases are available instantly, but others can take hours or days to become available to Spotify, when they're already available on other services. 

 

Don't get me wrong here, I love Spotify, and it's an amazing service. Waiting a few hours for a new album isn't that big of a deal, but it's just a bit of a bummer since Spotify is good in so many areas. Especially when other services are out there with the music I want to hear before Spotify has it.

Re: When do new releases go up?

SpotifyNewMusic
Gig Goer

The Aesop Rock album now on Spotify:

 

http://www.spotimy.co.uk/albumpage.php?album=5747

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: When do new releases go up?

rokyoursoks
Newbie

I still don't understand why channel ORANGE (Frank Ocean) is not uploaded on spotify yet even though all his other music is up... is it a licensing thing since he's on a major label now?

I can't hear with these clouds in my ears...

Re: When do new releases go up?

SpotifyNewMusic
Gig Goer

Frank Ocean is available everywhere except USA, it was added last Friday. Not sure why it's not been added for USA, usually down to record label decision/licensing.

 

 

http://www.spotimy.co.uk/albumpage.php?album=5770

 

 

 

Re: When do new releases go up?

BrittanyStewart
Newbie
Why isn't Paloma Faith's new album available? It's been out for a couple months now. I have Spotify premium and I've just been wondering about this. It's also listed but only one song is available for play..

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danc27
Roadie

New releases seem to be really late this week.  I was pleased with the last 2 weeks when they were available when other services had them, but this week we are back to waiting till probably mid-day in the US.  A bit frustrating.

Re: When do new releases go up?

gopherballs
Newbie

As I Lay Dying? 

'Awakened'

 

I see new releases, but don't see this new album.

 

God Bless.

Re: When do new releases go up?

steveyork87
Casual Listener

 

Just a thought, would it be possible to have an upload status so that users could look view in realtime the progress of songs that are being uploaded and ETA's for those waiting in the queue?

 

Not sure whether this is possible and what is required to do this but I'm sure users would certainly like this feature.

 

On another note, keep up the good work :)

 

Steve

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