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Onscho
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Hey guys,

I'm wondering how can I copy the title and artist of a song? No matter what I try, it doesn't work.

Just writing it out myself doesn't work, as in this case it's chinese.

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Joe
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In the desktop client, right click on a track > copy HTTP link and paste this into something which will show the link as "artist - track" then you can copy and paste the text itself. MS Office docs can do this as can Google Docs or you can create a text document, save it as *.html and open it in your browser.

 

There may be an easier solution if you explain what you're wanting to do exactly though.

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Joe
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In the desktop client, right click on a track > copy HTTP link and paste this into something which will show the link as "artist - track" then you can copy and paste the text itself. MS Office docs can do this as can Google Docs or you can create a text document, save it as *.html and open it in your browser.

 

There may be an easier solution if you explain what you're wanting to do exactly though.

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Onscho
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Ah, that works, thanks. I just wanted to have the artist and track title to find lyrics for it, that's all. (no, apps didn't find these yet)

No idea why in the program itself you can't copy names. A bit too minimalist if you ask me.

Anyway, thanks for the help.

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Joe
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You're welcome 🙂

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ashleedawg
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Maybe this used to work but I don't see any option in the desktop client under the context (right click) menu of a song that says "copy HTTP link".

 

It would be nice if I could copy a set of songs and get the actual song titles & artist names. In the meantime I mess around with pasting into Playlist Converter, just to get the names.

Lame.

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silvertemplar
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Yea, the original solution no longer works, it is rather absurd. 

 

The reason i want it is, well , i listen to music from all around the world, example is Russian or Ukrainian music. The song title and album title all in ukrainian , i don't even know how to friggen type it , so can't even search for lyrics / translations / youtube channels . I did get past this with some text recognition software (i.e. screenshot, and save to text) , but still rather silly.

 

Guess i am forced to use the playlist converter mentioned above, however i don't like signing into the site for that, so i'm going to look for an alternative that can work with public playlists.

 

So in my example below, turns out the artist is actually spelled Go-A (not Goa as it might look , impossible to find in google without the russian text). 

Goa - Сонце 2019-01-15 11-54-17.jpg

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ashleedawg
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@silvertemplar wrote:

Guess i am forced to use the playlist converter mentioned above, however i don't like signing into the site for that, so i'm going to look for an alternative that can work with public playlists.


@silvertemplar -Did you find a solution?
Did you just need a website that tells you the names on a public playlist?
I could make a little tool together for you, if you still need it.  (I have a Spotify Developer account and it might only take a few minutes.)

I slapped together a [ugly but functional!] website where you can paste a Spotify URI, Playlist Link or Playlist ID and it will give you a "copyable" list of the playlist's tracks, and there's also a button to download a CSV of the data.  (CSV's are best if opened in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.)

 

 

Since no login is required, this will only work with Public Playlists. At the bottom of the page is a link to browse public playlists created by Spotify.

example.pngexample partial screenshot

Be forewarned, it's quite ugly at the moment, and is subject to change as I may tidy it up and add more functionality (such as including each track's Audio Features.)

 


@silvertemplar wrote:

So in my example below, turns out the artist is actually spelled Go-A (not Goa as it might look , impossible to find in google without the russian text).

An afterthought - I'm pretty sure I was able to locate the Ukrainian artist you mentioned by simply searching for "Go A". 

 

There are no unusual characters in the name (in your image, that's just their logo.)  If you can't see all of their tracks, it could be due to regional differences... not all artists/tracks are available in all countries. 

 

If it's not available in your area, there's always YouTube. 🙂  

 

Is that the group you're lookimg for?

Re: copy title and artist

Smoodmood
Regular

Pointless.

 

This is not a solution to the original problem. 

 

If you are listening to a song in a foreign non-latin language you aren't fluent reading, you are unable to copy the song or artist. 

 

Yet another in the endless examples of the clowns at Spotify breaking every possible bit functionality form their pos service, making it far worse than the first ever media player to appear on the internet in the 80s

 

way to go Spitify.

 

They first removed this function from the app, then they removed it from the Credits, then the community discovered you could drag and drop into word so they removed that funtionality from the desktop app, then they figured out it still worked from the web browser, so they stopped that as well.

 

They went to great lengths to prevent anyone from copying a song title

 

Now they added some stupid translation from a foreign non-latin song artist and title to some romanization of their name and song, which is still completely useless, as its unrecognizable by any translator and google won't even produce results based on it. I mean you can't even search Spotify based on the name. Just what a giant POS this company is.

 

Seriusly, so fkn sick of spotify. If you're deciding which streaming music service to get, the answer is anything but spotify.

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LiterCica
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I'm using my browser's debug console. Press F12. In Firefox use the Inspector, select the element corresponding to the album or the artist and in the console you can copy the required text. It is basically the very same with Chrome but there it is called "Elements" instead.

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firattuna
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The easiest solution is Share > Twitter, you don't actually need an account for them to show you the sharing page, and before the link, they display the title.
The second easiest solution(if it is possible) is to find something related to the album on google and keep track.
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