Using Spotify for several years, happy client, paying each month 10€ for the premium.
Bought several Sonos Players for bathroom, living room, bureau, kitchen etc.
Spotify is used everywhere with us, in the house, on the go (smart phone) in the car, etc.
Since I have 2 boys, (5 and 9), who wanted to play and starting to DJ, I have done my research on the net and bought Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 because it works with Spotify.
That is the main reason why I bought this product of 279€. When I started using it, it turns out the (fully) software Rekorddj does not integrate Spotify. So you needed to go to Algoriddim, which turn out to be a demo version and you needed to pay 55€ for the full version. Ok I am a bit disapointed but wanted to see if it really works good, so tried the demo several times and I am convinced. Note : not any indication or pop-up during the demo or trial they would end the Spotify integration ! At that point I was aware of this info! So I have bought the DJay Pro 2 software and paid the 55€.
Once downloaded and started, the pop-up appears !!
You can imagine how I feel ... can't you ? Well, I feel RIPPED OFF !!!
Ripped off by Pioneer, DJay Pro 2 and Spotify aswel !
Anyway, as usual we're just a client. Just a number. They don't care.
I will go try to enjoy my 55€ for the next 2 moths... and then it is over.
Nik79 I understand your frustration. That djay has been the only DJ software with Spotify integration was a well-known fact for the past two years, so expecting that this would be integrated in Rekordbox when you purchased a Pioneer DDJ was a bit of a stretch.
To my knowledge there isn't a DJ controller that includes a djay Pro license, so we all who have been enjoying this Spotify integration have sunk that cost for either the Mac, Windows, iOS or Android versions of djay (or even multiple combinations thereof).
I am quite certain algoriddim was also taken by surprise with Spotify's decision, hence the additional streaming integrations with Tidal and SoundCloud Go+. I am also peeved but I'm certainly not locked in to Spotify and that's why I'm already on a Trial subscription with Tidal, as it's pretty much the closest thing to Spotify out there with similar individual and family pricing. And on top of it, it plays nice with other software integrations, not only djay Pro, but also Serato, and other non-DJ apps like Plex.
So if you really like your DDJ, continue to use it with djay Pro but consider switching to Tidal or SoundCloud. From what I can tell the Mac version of djay Pro 2 is very impressive and I hope that a version 2 for Windows will follow.
Since the Windows version of djay Pro is a bit lacking (only 3 cue points, srsly) I bought a mid-level controller that comes with a pro DJ license. In my case a Reloop Mixon 4 controller that includes full Serato DJ Pro, which also streams Tidal or SoundCloud Go+. But if I had a Mac, I'd probably even stick with algoriddim djay Pro 2, which is feature packed and works with almost every controller.
So just mull over whether you're really that locked in to Spotify, because both djay and Sonos work with Tidal, and many more Services do, too.
Spotify got so many Users they dont give A shii about us bedroom djs...but i Will sell in TIDAL to all my network just like i did with spotify when it was new.. TIDAL is the new Spotify...looks identical but a little cleaner...
1. you can trial both Tidal and SoundCloud Go+ for at least a month, occasionally even longer. Unlike Spotify, there's no free tier and no way without an account to search their catalog. Using Soundiiz you can try to convert all your Spotify playlists to Tidal or SoundCloud. This takes a few minutes and it will tell you the success rate in % of how many songs were successfully matched. Depending on genre, you might end up with a few songs that can't be found on Tidal or SoundCloud.
2. Soundiiz and the likes will convert each playlist individually and also give you the success rate one playlist at a time.
3. Although Tidal also has Podcasts you will need to search and resubscribe, and it's not guaranteed that you will find them all. You might have better success finding all your Podcast on Google Podcasts or similar.
Absolutely if Spotify cuts its relationship with Algoriddim, I will drop my subscription with Spotify instantly. I too use Algoriddim’s Djay mainly because of Spotify integration. Now all these years of creating playlists will now go to waste! I know there are ways of migrating to Soundcloud or Tidal, but why put your loyal clients through this painful process?! I will instruct my DJ community to cancel all Spotify subscriptions (A member of 100+ strong), if this happens.