[Discover] New Releases Section for Followed Artists

Status: Not Right Now

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)

https://spotifyreleaselist.netlify.app

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

 

Screenshot from https://spotifyreleaselist.netlify.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."

Comments
edwardization

No action still, it's a difficult decision but I have just cancelled the Premium plan out of frustration for the lack of listening to customers' needs. Why pay for something you aren't not happy paying for.

This-App-Stinks
Agree - theres this big move of people cancelling for political reasons, some friends switched to Tidal and said its way better. Frankly I respect Spotify standing firm against the mob, and while I think its awful gow little they pay artists the reason I might quit is because they don't listen to simple, sensible, core functionality requests like this.
butchbrown7

I totally agree I never felt Support from Spotify as an up & coming artist. They seem more focused on Mainstream Artists. They just lost Billions of dollars over a Streaming conflict. Karma is a **bleep** 😂

bellyman6969

How about a Release Radar that contains music that I can actually play?

It says and I quote "MADE FOR BELLYMAN6969" - hey that's me. And look at the first song on the list --- it is darkened. Now why the **bleep** do you think it is darkened? Because SILLY #Rentify created a list that ALREADY has songs (MADE FOR ME REMEMBER) that do not have the licensing to play in my region (the region where I live - the region where the list was MADE FOR ME - REMEMBER?)

 

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3 out of the 30 or 10% are unplayable

 

GRADE-A-CANADIAN-LUDICROUS.

(EH!)