How to save artists

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How to save artists

Maetco
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After the new update I have a slot for songs, albums and artists. I have found how to save a song (the plus sign) how to save albums (go to the album page and click save) but how on earth do you save artists?

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n00ge
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Ahh, I see. I was thinking Spotify was saving a reference to a Song, an Album, or an Artist rather than saving a list of songs and showing Albums and Artists from the list of Songs that have been saved. Kind of a bummer really. I think saving an Artist would have been handy. Especially considering the relatively low number of songs that can be saved (10k). 

 

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Specifically, if you could save an Artist, it would be nice to have the discography listed dynamically so when a new album is released you don't have to go search for it to find it.

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musenjan
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Try this to save an artist: play any song from an album by this artist, then click on the +-icon in the lower left corner where you find the album, artist and cover info (see attached screenshot). The artist is then added to your artists list and the icon changes appropriately.

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n00ge
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I was just digging to find that out as well. Logically, it seems like you would go to the artist's page and click "Save" but that doesn't appear to be an option. Maybe there's a bug with it and they have it disabled for now?

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Joe
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I don't thik the ability to save an artist was included, possibly because adding an entire discography wasn't something they thought people would want.

 

It's pretty easy to add albums from the artist page though. I see a load of album covers displayed and hovering over one of these reveals a checkmark for saving the album to Your Music.

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n00ge
Casual Listener

Ahh, I see. I was thinking Spotify was saving a reference to a Song, an Album, or an Artist rather than saving a list of songs and showing Albums and Artists from the list of Songs that have been saved. Kind of a bummer really. I think saving an Artist would have been handy. Especially considering the relatively low number of songs that can be saved (10k). 

 

Update:

Specifically, if you could save an Artist, it would be nice to have the discography listed dynamically so when a new album is released you don't have to go search for it to find it.

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Maetco
Roadie

That is actually what I thought the whole point to be. Save an Artist once and whenever new music is released in Spotify your My music is automatically updated.

 

I don't know what I was thinking really. Spotify making a well designed software, only in my dreams.

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musenjan
Casual Listener

Try this to save an artist: play any song from an album by this artist, then click on the +-icon in the lower left corner where you find the album, artist and cover info (see attached screenshot). The artist is then added to your artists list and the icon changes appropriately.

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musenjan
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And here's another good idea: http://blog.freeqnet.de/2012/03/13/spotify-erste-schritte-und-tipps-zum-deutschland-start/

especially the part titled "Artist-Playlisten als Schnellzugriff"

in essence he says: make a catch-all-playlist, save one song only for each artist, jump to artist by clicking on his name in that one saved song

If necessary, sort into more than one playlist and into playlist folder (file>make playlist folder),

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Spotomofy
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This is how WiMP does it. It's super useful. It's funny really, using Spotify is like going back in time to the first WinAMP or something like that. It's like they look at how everyone was collecting and organizing their music and thought, "Hey, let's do the opposite of all that!"

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88Merl
Music Fan

A strange thing in this regard (or simply something I don't understand) is that the "Artists list / tab" seems to list the names of artists I'm following without me having used the latest "save function" to save their music. Therefore it would seem that it's possible to "save" artists (to the artists list)  by following them. However, on closer inspection some of the artists that I follow are missing from the artists list. Why some show up and others not is unclear to me. If anyone could shed light on that I'd appreciate it.

 

Thanks! M.      

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Leeeeee
Newbie

I found that 'following' an artist will automatically add them to your artists list. It doesnt show right away but will after a while. When you follow an artist you will be notified of their new releases.

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