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Recommend how to discover music?

crabbage
Casual Listener

Hi there,

 

Just got Spotify premium for ipad- it's great! Got a Q about browsing and finding new music: how do you guys do it?

 

I understand that you can:

- search for a specific artist or song

- and you can find nice user-created playlists

 

But I want to:

- discover new music related to my tastes

- browse a genre of music instead of having to search for specific artists

 

Is there a way to do any of these things?

 

Thanks for your time, fellas!

 

 

 

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tjb
Roadie

Do you only use the iPad, or do you use it on the computer too?

 

On the computer, there are a number of apps you can install in the Spotify program that are good for music discovery/recommendations.  There is also a radio option.

 

On the iPad, the in-app music discovery options are pretty limited.  There is the related artists feature, other people's playlists, and that's about it.  There are quite a few external websites that can interact with Spotify and give recommendations.  I have always liked Spotibot for generating playlists based on your last.fm account or whatever artist you type in.  There used to be links to a bunch of different sites on Spotify's site, but I can't find them right now.

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Lindaa09
Music Fan

There an ipod for Ipod called Spotilicious and playes music based on which Genre you pick It has alot more than I ever knew of existed. It's on Ipod. App store. Hope that helps. 

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Jimtowner
Music Fan

Check out SpotOn in the App Store.

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tjb
Roadie

Do you only use the iPad, or do you use it on the computer too?

 

On the computer, there are a number of apps you can install in the Spotify program that are good for music discovery/recommendations.  There is also a radio option.

 

On the iPad, the in-app music discovery options are pretty limited.  There is the related artists feature, other people's playlists, and that's about it.  There are quite a few external websites that can interact with Spotify and give recommendations.  I have always liked Spotibot for generating playlists based on your last.fm account or whatever artist you type in.  There used to be links to a bunch of different sites on Spotify's site, but I can't find them right now.

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Lindaa09
Music Fan

There an ipod for Ipod called Spotilicious and playes music based on which Genre you pick It has alot more than I ever knew of existed. It's on Ipod. App store. Hope that helps. 

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Jimtowner
Music Fan

Check out SpotOn in the App Store.

tjb
Roadie

@Jimtowner wrote:

Check out SpotOn in the App Store.


Definitely.  I forgot about this one.  Very good app.

crabbage
Casual Listener

Thanks for the tips, I appreciate the help! I suppose we'll have to wait for those features to appear in the official app- but in the meantime, SpotOn!

 

Cheers.

user-removed
Not applicable

I discover music in Spotify by listening totally random albums or singles.

 

For example I search with keyword "summer" and press play in Search view. And then I listen. You can also try more exclusive words like drink, cat etc.

David
Spotify Legend
The apps integrated into Spotify tend offer a lot of music suggestions - Pitchfork, We Are Hunted, so on.
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