[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 and https://spotifyreleaselist.netlify.com



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:



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."


This would be great! And even better if they were sorted by month afterwords.

That way you can check out what came out in june this year by the bands you follow. 

Community Legend





Blake is only in charge of updating ideas to "New Idea" if it is good to go and not already a duplicate idea.


Meredith is the one who changed it to good idea. When there is an update she will change it.


I hope Spotify will consider this feature. I think It would be really useful.

Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it

Updated: 2015-09-25

Hey folks! We're marking this as a "Good Idea" now that it has reached over 100 kudos. 

We want to hear your feedback on learning about new music from the artists you love and follow. We're passing this on to the right folks and as we get updates on this we'll let you know. Thanks!

Please know we're posting Spotify New Releases every Friday in the New Music Friday board. You can subscribe to the "Spotify New Releases" label here.

Music Fan

@MattSuda thanks for the clarification.


I just wanted to get this idea on the community managers radar again which kind of worked.

Altough I don't quite understand why they marked it a "good idea" again.


In two weeks this idea is one year old and we haven't received a substantial answer from Spotify.

Music Fan
When will this be implemented on android? I'm surprised this isn't already a feature
Casual Listener

Yes. We need it as top priority.



Community Legend

Hey guys, I just found gold!


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

Community Legend

@sickdimension @NaviRetlav @esco_1984 @xuno_ch


Hey guys, I just found gold!


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

This needs to be addressed sooner than later. My biggest gripe is that I follow alot of artists that make remixes, or have new singles, or EP's released frequently. It seems that when I do receive notifications (which is rare), it's only for new albums for the most popular artists. I would like to see a new release feed for all albums, singles, EP's, and remixes for every artist I follow.