Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

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Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

HoogendoornJH
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I am using Spotify for some time now. It's OK, but I find the search capabilities of Spotify very limited. But may be this is due to ignorance. Is there a kind of syntax for more advanced searches in Spotify?

 

(Note: I use Spotify in Sonos).

 

 

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Jordi
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Hi @HoogendoornJH,

Sorry about that, I have copied the contents of that page for you. Does this help?

 

You can refine your searches in Spotify by adding extra terms into the search box. Note: search terms are not case sensitive.

Search by artist

  • artist:Radiohead – lists all tracks by Radiohead

Search by track

  • track:"My Sound" – lists tracks with the name My Sound

Search by album

  • album:Loveless – lists the album Loveless
  • album:”Many Faces Out Of Focus” – use quotes when the keyword contains spaces

Search by year

  • year:1969
  • year:1989-2013
  • year:1989-2013 NOT year:1993

Refine your search with ANDOR, and NOT.

  • Kyuss AND Green – lists results with keywords ‘Kyuss’ and ‘Green’
  • Zeppelin OR Floyd -- lists results with keywords 'Zeppelin' or 'Floyd'
  • Metallica NOT Anger – lists all Metallica tracks except with the word ‘Anger’

Instead of using AND or NOT you can also use a plus sign (+) or a minus sign (-).

Further search options

genre: Displays music in the genre matching keyword. See the list of all genres, for example genre:blues, genre:"rock and roll".
label: Displays music released by the label matching keyword. 
isrc: Displays tracks matching ID number according to the International Standard Recording Code. 
upc: Displays albums matching ID number according to the Universal Product Code.
tag:new Lists the most recently added albums. ‘Tag’ won’t return results for any other keywords.

 


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Re: Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

Jordi
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Hi there and welcome to the community,

 

Yes there is, Spotify has some secret search queries built in. You can read more about this here:
https://support.spotify.com/learn-more/faq/#!/article/Advanced-search1


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Re: Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

HoogendoornJH
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I am sorry, Jordi, but your hyperlink doesn't bring me to the answer. Can you be more specufic?

 

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Re: Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

Jordi
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Hi @HoogendoornJH,

Sorry about that, I have copied the contents of that page for you. Does this help?

 

You can refine your searches in Spotify by adding extra terms into the search box. Note: search terms are not case sensitive.

Search by artist

  • artist:Radiohead – lists all tracks by Radiohead

Search by track

  • track:"My Sound" – lists tracks with the name My Sound

Search by album

  • album:Loveless – lists the album Loveless
  • album:”Many Faces Out Of Focus” – use quotes when the keyword contains spaces

Search by year

  • year:1969
  • year:1989-2013
  • year:1989-2013 NOT year:1993

Refine your search with ANDOR, and NOT.

  • Kyuss AND Green – lists results with keywords ‘Kyuss’ and ‘Green’
  • Zeppelin OR Floyd -- lists results with keywords 'Zeppelin' or 'Floyd'
  • Metallica NOT Anger – lists all Metallica tracks except with the word ‘Anger’

Instead of using AND or NOT you can also use a plus sign (+) or a minus sign (-).

Further search options

genre: Displays music in the genre matching keyword. See the list of all genres, for example genre:blues, genre:"rock and roll".
label: Displays music released by the label matching keyword. 
isrc: Displays tracks matching ID number according to the International Standard Recording Code. 
upc: Displays albums matching ID number according to the Universal Product Code.
tag:new Lists the most recently added albums. ‘Tag’ won’t return results for any other keywords.

 


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Re: Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

chrismarx
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Any way to search by a specific username? 

Re: Is there a(n extended) Spotify search syntax?

wsmyth
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Spotify has some secret search queries...

 

And why the heck are they "secret"?

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