With regard to the proposed solution. That does not really help, actually.
Yes, Algoriddim is forced to stop integration. But I can not say I understand this from Spotify point of view. Why does Spotify not allow 3rd party DJ apps? That is not a question to Algorridim but to Spotify.
Where is the formal statement made by Spotify that it will stop supporting 3rd party DJ apps. I could only find a section in developer terms. But using DJ apps privately does not hurt anyone. And since other platform still support this people move to others that do support this type of integration.
Does spotify have new apps/feature on their roadmap to compensate for this loss? Or will they leave these customers hang out to dry.
I think the best plan in light of the current global pandemic and lack of live concerts and the mere fact that people love Spotify and DJ apps integration. It would be ideal to simply defer this decision until July 2021.
But I’m not sure how far they are in their commitment to this course. Personally I’ve had both Spotify and Tidal for some time now, not a DJ, but I love to decompress and DJay is a great app todo this and Spotify has a plethora of music.
Let’s hope they consider deferring. Good luck and stay safe!
They used to be plenty of apps, Spotify used to be flexible and now that they have became big, they just have lost their customer centricity.
I would have hoped that Spotify becomes the norm in the future of DJaying.
I’m pretty sure it is now an issue for copyright reason. Not only Djay is impacted but also Pacemaker which is an AMAZING APP. I’m done with all my subscriptions to Spotify, I’ll extract my playlists and go elsewhere.
Well it would be good to have a pro series Spotify subscription to handle a DJ subscription for use in venues. Although why a DJ would want to do that is simply cumbersome. They would need to have flawless internet at the venue. Which doesn’t usually occur. Also Spotify isn’t without its issues.
DJay is the best iOS app out there. Pacemaker I used for a short while but it’s like driving an expensive automatic. DJay provides both sides, automix but also lot of latitude to take control of the mix and have fun for a much cheaper price too.
Anyway, I’m not a DJ, just enjoy decompressing with music. And DJay provides this for me. I’m hoping they will consider a new subscription model if copyright is the issue. Clearly if club DJs are using it they should be paying more for their subscription rights.
But right now, DJing, big parties, and live events are going to be on hold anyway. So best to delay this sunsetting of DJ apps for now. Instead look at changing the subscription model over the next year.
All the developers have noted the same in their websites. Spotify is ending streaming support for 3rd Party DJ Apps July 1, 2020. PaceMaker, DJay, even Pyro by Serato has pulled their app with the same claim.
Spotify has done good things for their music and podcast listeners. I like the features in their app. DJ support is the icing on the cake. I can only hope they consider a delay in enforcement.