[Desktop][Other] Test Accounts for Mastering Engineers

Mastering Engineers still face a tightly closed black box when it comes to predicting Spotify's playback. There are some resources and plugins that predict the outcome, but nothing is more accurate than the real thing. And the real thing can change. It has.


Request

I have at least 40 (and growing) Mastering engineers, who would love to see some type of "test" account access to Spotify to test out new masters.

 

Concept

Either for free or a low, monthly fee, Mastering Engineers could upload unreleased music to a separate, but accurate Spotify test engine that will not only allow them to test their own masters directly on Spotify's engine for quality, dynamics, and loudness, but allow the engineer to hear already released music alongside the test master by way of private playlists. The test music would not be "released", but rather, only playable in the Mastering Engineer's Spotify test account. After the test is complete, the music can be immediately deleted, or passed onto the artist/label, to simply accept, add meta-data and artwork, and then release.

At the very least, would it be possible in the near future to use test accounts to play unreleased music on Spotify's engine? After all we're here as Mastering Engineers looking to improve the quality of music on Spotify.

Updated on 2020-09-13

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Comments
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This should be a feature for non-mastering engineers too - think independent artists that handle all of their own production and distribution. Anyone with the intent to upload music or podcasts to Spotify should be able to upload to a sandbox/test area to hear exactly what it will sound like as it would to all Spotify users

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-09-13

Hello and thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange. We've marked this as a new idea.
Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

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