[Discover] New Release Section for Followed Artists

Please add a section to the desktop and mobile apps where we can see all of the new releases from the artists we follow. 

 

For a third party solution check out http://app.swarm.fm 

(PLEASE IMPLEMENT IT LIKE THIS)

 

This new section would update automatically when a new album from an artist you follow is available on Spotify. Please make the feed have a high display limit so we can go back months and months and for sure won't miss any releases.

 

Screenshot from swarm.fm:

newreleases.jpg

 

The Release Radar playlist is not acceptable!

 

The problem with the Release Radar playlist is that it mixes in suggestions. I want to see followed artists ONLY. And if you check the playlist a week too late, all the songs are GONE.

 

We need a feed that we can scroll back months and months and months so we can see all the new releases. We shouldn't have to rush through it and it be gone the next week.

 

 

New release emails and in app notifications are no longer offered

 

Right now you can follow artists and get emails when a new album comes out, but these emails can be very unreliable and easily missed if you get lots of them spamming your email.

 

I would compare the current situation as Twitter allowing you to follow people on Twitter, but they do not have a feed to see all of the tweets. Instead you have to individually go to each person's profile to see their tweets with the option of getting the tweets sent to your email. See how silly it sounds?

 

It would work in addition to new release emails. (you can always turn off new release emails in your account settings and just use this new section)

Updated on 2019-10-16

Hi everyone, we've recently reviewed this idea and will keep its status as is for now.

 

For clarity's sake, here's the relevant section from our previous status update:

"..our teams feel this is currently fulfilled by our Release Radar playlistWith Release Radar, we’re giving you a weekly selection of the newest releases that matter most to you in one convenient playlist. You’ll get all of your new favorite music, without any of the effort that goes into searching for the latest gems."

Comments
ITSHuueyy
Visitor

How hasn't this been implimented yet?! This would be the best update Spotify has ever done!

colanutnm
Casual Listener

I see that on the "Home" page there is a new(? never noticed before) section called "New releases for you". Seems like a start- it will take some time to see if it does what it is supposted to do. Looks like a trunkated version of the "Discover" tab from "Browse".

 

Some of the "artists you love" are still questionable. Just because I listen to that artist a few times does not = love. Artists I follow would be a better metric. Like, listening to Lana Del Rey a few times (to see what all the fuss is about) doesn't really warrent putting the Charlie's Angels single on this list.

 

Baby steps I suppose.

Zero_Inch
Casual Listener
Not really.
Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now

Updated on 2019-10-16

Hi everyone, we've recently reviewed this idea and will keep its status as is for now.

 

For clarity's sake, here's the relevant section from our previous status update:

"..our teams feel this is currently fulfilled by our Release Radar playlistWith Release Radar, we’re giving you a weekly selection of the newest releases that matter most to you in one convenient playlist. You’ll get all of your new favorite music, without any of the effort that goes into searching for the latest gems."

baoutch
Casual Listener

Nope.

Still wrong spotify.

Release radar sucks and is an arbitrary pick for new / less new releases.

Not at all the feature requested here.

I encourage everyone to use mobile app such as Crabhands (i am NOT the dev of this app) to get real feed and notifications of new releases instead of this bs release radar as this is the real feed sorted by date of followed artists releases, as spotify is not able to provide it (or re-provide it as it existed before).

rwcoyote
Newbie
This is not good enough... its a real mess trying to discover new albums
from new singles on release radar... and even trying to discover what is
new regardless if you follow a specific arctic is impossible... i have to
go to other sites like Amazon, HMV to see what is new and upcoming... for
the money i spend on your service it should be better.

There is no where to find new releases of albums even from people that you
don't follow... Why can we have a generic list of albums that are
released each week?

And singles that are released each week?
fbracht
Regular

It's okay, Spotify. I am now an Apple Music user, enjoying my always-updated New Releases section over there, so keep doing you. 

 

There's a difference between trying to manipulate your users into listening to playlists and podcasts and just trying to offer a good service for music lovers. It's the difference between Spotify and Apple Music.

d-roam
Casual Listener

"..our teams feel this is currently fulfilled by our Release Radar playlist."

 

Your teams are wrong. The Release Radar does a horrible job of fulfilling this need, and the community response confirms this.

 

"With Release Radar, we’re giving you a weekly selection of the newest releases that matter most to you"

 

No, you are not! This is such an absurd statement. The artists I've followed are the ones that matter most to me. Not the random artists sprinkled into the Release Radar that I don't even want to listen to.

 

"You’ll get all of your new favorite music"

 

Also blatantly wrong! The Release Radar only includes a single song from a fraction of the new albums released by my Followed artists. If I relied on the Release Radar, "without any of the effort that goes into searching for the latest gems", I'd miss out on the majority of the latest gems!

 

I can't believe Spotify is sticking with this as the official statement when it's clearly completely wrong.

acrookedsmile
Music Fan

of course @d-roam is right that "With Release Radar, we’re giving you a weekly selection of the newest releases that matter most to you" is an absurd statement. I clicked on Per's profile and apparently there's a message mechanism and perhaps it's better to message directly rather than posting in the forum.

Also, it's simply a matter of fact that users decide which music matters to them, not managers.

In the meantime, use the excellent www.spotifyradar.com website to find the latest releases by artists you follow.

rwcoyote
Newbie

This is all very well, although i would prefer a generic list of new relaeses split into singles and albums... not just from artists i follow... but a generic list, for me to scroll through...  

 

If they can prepare a daily mix... surely they can do a weekly singles and a weekly albums list...