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Request for Quota Extension and Clarification on Spotify App

Request for Quota Extension and Clarification on Spotify App

Dear Spotify Team,
I hope this message finds you well. I am writing on behalf of the FaucetSounds developer regarding my recent submission for a quota extension, which was not approved. We greatly appreciate your feedback and would like to address the issues mentioned in your email comprehensively.
Spotify Developer Account Information:
  • Account Name: FaucetSounds
Authorization Scopes:
  • "app-remote-control"
  • "playlist-read-private"
  • "playlist-modify-private"
  • "playlist-modify-public"
Spotify APIs or SDK Used:
  • Create Playlist
  • Update Playlist
  • Add Track In Playlist
  • Remove Track From Playlist
Microphone Permission In Android
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Song Recognition Technology:
  • Android: Using ACRCloud to recognize songs.
  • iOS: Using Shazam to recognize songs.
Addressing Spotify's Concerns:
1. Visual Content Modification:
We understand the importance of adhering to Spotify's Design Guidelines. Our app does not modify any Spotify visual content in the following ways:
  • No Cropping: We do not crop Spotify album artwork.
  • No Overlays: We do not overlay images on album artwork.
  • No Branding on Artwork: We do not place our brand/logo on Spotify album artwork.
2. Voice-Controlled Applications:
Our application, FaucetSounds, is not a voice-controlled application. The app is designed to recognize songs playing in the environment through audio recognition. Here’s how it functions:
  • Audio Recognition: Uses ACRCloud for Android and Shazam for iOS to identify songs.
  • No Voice Commands: We do not process any voice commands or interactions. Our app strictly uses audio analysis to recognize songs.
  • Text Parameters: We only use text parameters within the Spotify APIs, and there is no use of voice input or processing in our app.
Request for Quota Extension:
Given the clarification above, we kindly request a reconsideration for the quota extension of our app. Our users greatly benefit from the integration with Spotify, and extending our quota will significantly enhance their experience by allowing us to offer more comprehensive features.
Supporting Materials:
To provide better understanding, we are sharing a video and screenshots of our app showcasing its functionality and adherence to Spotify's guidelines. These materials demonstrate that our app:
  • Complies with the visual content guidelines.
  • Does not involve any voice-controlled features.
Request for Further Clarification:
If there are any specific concerns or additional reasons for rejection that we have not addressed, we kindly request that you provide us with screenshots or detailed explanations. This will help us make the necessary adjustments to meet Spotify’s requirements.
Commitment to Compliance:
We are committed to full compliance with Spotify’s Developer Terms and are eager to make any necessary adjustments to align with your guidelines. We value our partnership with Spotify and are dedicated to delivering innovative and compliant music experiences to our users.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to your positive response and to continuing our collaboration.
Request for Clear Decision:
We have made numerous attempts to communicate with Spotify through various platforms and have reviewed all available resources, including the Spotify Developer website. Despite these efforts, we have not received a definitive response. We kindly request a clear decision regarding our quota extension request—either a solid acceptance or a detailed rejection with specific reasons.
Commitment to Compliance:
We are committed to full compliance with Spotify’s Developer Terms and are eager to make any necessary adjustments to align with your guidelines. We value our partnership with Spotify and are dedicated to delivering innovative and compliant music experiences to our users.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to your positive response and to continuing our collaboration.
Warm regards,
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Remove the rounded bezel edges on the artwork and try and submit an extension request again like you did the first time. Even the tiny 2px rounded corners on the artwork isn't allowed. I would also clarify explicitly in your application that you don't use any voice controlled features. Good luck!

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