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[Music] Custom Start & Ending Times for a Track



I'm a big electronic music lover and there is only one feature i would like added to spotify. The option to choose a part of the track i would like to play and have the settings saved.


In the world of electronic music there is almost allways 2-3 minute build ups, and not many radio mixes of each track.


This can be a problem when having a party and a track lasts for 7 minutes with 3 of them is a buildup that not everyone would like to listen to.


It would be nice to have a feature like this that i can change on each track, just drag 2 buttons to a start and end point. and maybe have a 3-5 second fade on where i choose to set them.


Made a quick illustration on what i mean. Spotify proposition.jpg

Updated on 2018-10-25

Hey folks,


Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!


We're keeping this idea as 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.


If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.




No communication or feedback from Spotify on this Custom Intro and Outro times for songs! Just rules about "repeat idea". Over 12 years old on this request, time to implement and stop wasting time on enforcing "posting rules". Obviously, the community is trying to tell you something. So instead of telling us our idea is closed due to rules, give us a real update of this feature request. Tell us what's really holding this idea up, Please Spotify!


*Originally posted to the Facebook team*


Hiya this is a really random one but thought I'd put forward my idea. Probably will go nowhere but worth letting at least one person at the Spotify Facebook team know! The idea is creating a Spotify snippet playlist. Snips list/ snip list the name I'm sure can be worked out at a later date but users can create a playlist using just parts of the song. Initial uses be could create like an ultimate guitar solos and having just the solo parts of different songs which would play one after another rather than having to find it in each song individually. You can have users compete with who chose the best solos. Or to show the best parts of people's bands. Give a little taste of a new album that came out with 20/30 seconds of each song in one playlist. So a 5 minute playlist created by a user -so Spotify has to do very little work you know the public will use any tool provided to them much better than anyone paid to actually do it! See for example little big planet, super Mario maker ect-- can showcase a bands discography. People can also use it to create their own music quizes ,intros, outros, chorus only picking each part individually. And with the snippest being shorter means more song getting through which means more ads can be played by you guys or people will be more inclined to buy premium as they get sick of ads after 5 snippets which could take less than a minute in total - cha ching!!! £$€!! And all you would need to do is create some very basic seeking tools. Obviously this is the Internet age and people already create "funny named" playlist about just about anything. They could do with songs parts like particular words from different songs. I mean I would love someone to do the full tragedy of darts plagueis the wise using different songs but getting the word "plagueis" might be difficult!! Just a random thought. I'm legitimately happy for this idea to be used and if it gets any traction further up the chain confirm I give up any rights to the intellectual property to lay any claim to this idea for any monetary renumeration or any other credit to this idea- I'm sure your legal team would come up with something better. I mean free Spotify premium for life would be a nice gesture hint hint! Let me know your thoughts, thanks for reading, Ryan


This feature would allow the listener to hear their favorite part of the song, on repeat. Simply set point "A" (i.e :30 seconds into the song) and point "B" (i.e. 1:00 minute in the song), and this part will repeat, until you decided to disable the A-B feature.


There would be no limit to how long or short in between point A and B; you could listen to the last 5 seconds or 45 seconds of a song. Want to hear from the 2:37 mark to the 3:32 mark of any song? Choose the A-B feature!


Such a feature would not be a day too late.. 


100% agree. This would be an absolute game changer 🙏🏻


This feature is still being requested TODAY, 12 years later.  Other music platforms have this, why not Spotify?


This is actually a great idea, probably would be a game changing feature. I understand that creating a new feature would be a lot of pain for the development team, because I'm a developer too and I know that building software up takes a lot of effort. Now I really think this feature would be great because you could build up playlists in which you could flow many different music together. If you would like someone to volunteer, I'd like to try to build something like that up, as a hobby. I know Python, C++, Java and I have some playlists that could really use this feature, so please contact-me if you're interested. BTW, right now I do these kind of mixing with audio editting software.


Wow! Twelve years, over 2,500 up votes and 42 pages of written requests for this feature and still no attention whatsoever from the development team? The last status update was in 2018, NEARLY SIX YEARS AGO! So sad.

I agree. To be honest I've long given up!

Keeping this alive... This seems like a relatively easy feature to implement, it's confusing how it hasn't been added after so long considering how much users could benefit from it.