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[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. When artists release new music, their fans want a way to find it directly in Spotify without having to rely on social media or elsewhere away from the Spotify app. The Release Radar playlist by Spotify only shows some new releases and then it disappears a week later.


This new section would act as a "feed" and 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.


For a third party solution check out (PLEASE IMPLEMENT IT LIKE THIS) and

---> Check out my guide on how to use this third party web app


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The problem with the current "new releases" section is that it doesn't show new releases from artists you follow. It only show the most popular new releases. The only way right now to find new releases is to go to the artist's page and hunt around for the new release or use the Release Radar playlist.


The Release Radar playlist is not what we want. 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 from the artists we follow. We shouldn't have to rush through it and it be gone the next week.

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."


This is great! Lets see if it really makes a difference.

Music Fan
I don’t see anything like this on mobile or desktop. Even their releases are obtuse and unreliable, I swear they work hard to make this trlhe dumbest app on Earth.

Music Fan

Still can't get New Releases From Artists I Follow on the homepage, but hey at least I get to be force fed podcasts (which I never listen to) and propaganda (from a Swedish company). Why the **bleep** do I pay 15/month again?


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Got the feature this afternoon. It was already in the codebase and was probably rolled out using “ “remote config” . The question is why? If they are using A/B testing to test the feature, why hold on and roll it out to different parts of the world over a long period of time. Server issues, licenses, business decisions? 

This same treatment is what the live lyrics feature is also receiving. I’m still happy and appreciate this! 


I'm glad to see a variation of this showing up under the bell... so is there possible an ETA for a Desktop variant? I'd like to be able to check when there are new releases while I'm listening on my PC too!