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Important: App review and quota extension waiting times

The Spotify for developers platform helps many bring their ideas to life. Whether it's a short term app helping an artist’s release or something more long term - there is always a chance of success. Things start to grow and then you might also need w...

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  • Naianasha
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Can an app made with the API be used by free Spotify users?

PlanFreeCountryBrazilDeviceMobile, Desktop and TVOperating SystemAndroid, iOS (maybe. I wouldn't be able to test in that as of now) and Web App My Question or IssueI read the terms of Spotify for Developers, but I'm not a native speaker and this got ...

  • Music Fan
  • Plan Free Country Brazil Device Mobile, Desktop and TV Operating System Android, iOS (maybe. I wouldn't be able to test in that as of now) and Web App   My Question or Issue I read the...
  • Darth_GTB
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    legal
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Question about banned uses of API

Hello everyone! The Spotify Developer Policy section II.4.c states that "You must not offer metadata, cover art, and/or Audio Preview Clips as a standalone service or product". I have a question about what this means in practical terms. Let's say I'm...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello everyone!   The Spotify Developer Policy section II.4.c states that "You must not offer metadata, cover art, and/or Audio Preview Clips as a standalone service or product".   I ha...
  • Prague
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Is it legally permissible to incorporate your music into videos, similar to how Instagram allows use

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue  
  • Orion119
  • Roadie
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    Privacy
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AI Spotify Policy in Apps such as PlaylistAI and Playlistable

Hi all, I've been looking for an easy way to create new playlists and better organize my Spotify account when I stumbled upon apps like PlaylistAI (https://www.playlistai.app/) and Playlistable (https://playlistable.io/) and was hoping to develop a s...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...laylistable (https://playlistable.io/) and was hoping to develop a similar app on my own for my personal use.  Then I was wondering, how come these apps are legal? They take data from Spotify accounts a...
  • Ximzend
  • Roadie
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    API Help
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Urgent: Intellectual Property Infringement Regarding “Jam” – Immediate Action Required

Dear Spotify Team, I trust this message finds you well. I am Oukeen Asad, the creator and developer behind the application “Jam - JustAddMusic”. I am reaching out with serious concerns and disappointment regarding Spotify’s recent implementation of a...

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  • ...ntention is to resolve this matter amicably, I want to assert that I am fully prepared to pursue all necessary legal avenues to safeguard my intellectual property rights should a satisfactory resolution n...
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  • Roadie
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    legal rights
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Are we allowed to run the Spotify embed in an ad unit such as a banner ad? Any legal restrictions?

1. Are we allowed to run the embedded Spotify player inside an ad unit such as a banner ad?2. Are there any legal restrictions?3. Do you offer any reporting, such as tracks played, etc.?

  • Casual Listener
  • 1. Are we allowed to run the embedded Spotify player inside an ad unit such as a banner ad? 2. Are there any legal restrictions? 3. Do you offer any reporting, such as tracks played, etc.?  
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iOS app integrated Spotify SDK rejected by Apple when publish

PlanFree/PremiumCountryAustralia Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue: Our client developed an app named DYOB(http://www.dyobapp.com) which integrated Sp...

  • Visitor
  • ...laylist, and share with their friends by entering the code.    But Apple rejected the app by this reason: Regarding 5.2.3-Legal, you need to provide authorisation from the content owner (in this c...
  • Peter_Schorn
  • Roadie
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    Spotify iOS SDK
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Store and process data from Spotify

Hello together,I would like to use the data about certain songs from Spotify for my backend. However, the backend is on a web server and not directly in the mobile app. The data would then have to be stored and processed there.Does anyone know if thi...

  • Newbie
  • ...o be stored and processed there. Does anyone know if this is legally allowed?
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Widget Terms of Use: Legal Queries

My Question or IssueI have been reading through the Widget Terms of Use and have some queries around some of the language used: "Section III: Licenses and Permissions3. 3. License to Spotify. You grant to us a paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive, wo...

  • Newbie
  • ...ommercial purposes"?   I've been trying to find a legal contact at Spotify to help me with these queries, but am finding impossible to get through to someone who can help. Therefore, I'd really a...
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    Terms
    Widget
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My API Wrapper was reported for infringing on Spotify's IP. Don't know who to contact!

I'm unsure who to contact in this case, but I wrote an object-oriented Spotify API wrapper a couple of years ago and put it open source on NPM. https://www.npmjs.com/package/enhanced-spotify-api I made a website for the documentation and was hosting ...

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  • I'm unsure who to contact in this case, but I wrote an object-oriented Spotify API wrapper a couple of years ago and put it open source on NPM.    https://www.npmjs.com/package/enhanced-s...
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    api wrapper
    copyright
    legal
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Spotify SDK and Spotify App Remote

Hello,i have developed an Android-Widget for Spotify. I would like to sell this App on the Google App-Store. I have already read on different places the terms and conditions, which requirements the app should follow and so on, but it is still not cle...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...ommunity forum. I do not see any direct "contact" to spotify on the community forum, even for legal questions. So this post in this forum is the only way I can get an answer, I hope at least. My W...
  • viabonito
  • Casual Listener
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    selling apps
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Can I do this legally?

I want to build a niche database, but it would require me importing The names of all Artists, Albums, and Tracks and saving them so I have the references separately without hitting the API every time I need them. Is this a violation or not? I'm tryin...

  • Newbie
  • I want to build a niche database, but it would require me importing The names of all Artists, Albums, and Tracks and saving them so I have the references separately without hitting the API every time...
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  • Data Storage
    legal
    Terms of Service
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Synchronization restriction: request for clarification

Hello. Have an idea for SDA (non-streaming one) but want to clarify the restriction in advance to not to waste my time for something which might be not approved. I am confused about the "synchronization" restriction: "Synchronization: Syncing sound r...

  • Gig Goer
  • Hello. Have an idea for SDA (non-streaming one) but want to clarify the restriction in advance to not to waste my time for something which might be not approved.   I am confused about the "syn...
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Legal questions regarding Spotify API

We are currently developing an app which uses Spotify API. What we are trying to achieve is a website/app which allows people to create an individual account and link it with their Spotify account. We use consents for currently playing tracks, recent...

  • Visitor
  • ...llowed to download any content like cover arts etc.   Before we go anywhere further, we wanted to ask if that is not already breaching anything major in terms of Spotify legal rights. &n...
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Adding snippets of songs to one long song via API

Hi,i wondered if Spotify allows to build an app that plays only parts of songs (like 30seks) and then jumps to the next song to play again only 30 seks. The snippets are faded into each other. As Spotify stopped support for DJ apps, i wanted to know ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, i wondered if Spotify allows to build an app that plays only parts of songs (like 30seks) and then jumps to the next song to play again only 30 seks. The snippets are faded into each other. As S...
  • SpotMaster
  • Casual Listener
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    DJ Apps
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Requirements API and SDK

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlands DeviceWeb BrowserOperating SystemWindows, MacOS and Linux My Question or IssueI built a simple application where users can login using the Spotify API and add songs to a shared queue. I want to use the Webplay SDK to pro...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands   Device Web Browser Operating System Windows, MacOS and Linux   My Question or Issue I built a simple application where users can login using th...
  • Hubo
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Can I use Spotify APIs in my tutorial?

Hi, I'm a data analyst and lately I have been working on a data analysis tutorial which I look forward to monetize. I just wanted to understand if I could teach using the Spotify APIs?

  • Visitor
  • Hi, I'm a data analyst and lately I have been working on a data analysis tutorial which I look forward to monetize. I just wanted to understand if I could teach using the Spotify APIs?
  • Hubo
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