Hi I am having identical problems with only a few of the radio stations, which is the primary reason for me joining Spotify. Could anyone confirm how this can be resolved, or if a solution exists?
I am having this error on windows XP -Trying to build single artist radio station
I REALISE THIS IS POSTED IN MOBILES IOS - I followed a link here, meant to post in parent - sorry
I have been working on building my own Radio Station in my attempt to Promoting Darren Earl Williams . I have uploaded all the currently published work via recordunion.com and last.fm as required, and I have got to the point where I need no more hours,with 11 albums already available and over 60 tracks . . .
But am being told that I need 15 other artists on my last.fm account to give enough content. - I have been working on this project for quite a time (Months) and I am promoting MUSIC and not VIDEO, (so I have not been promoting much using Youtube, I disagree essentially, using youtube with a static picture is not good enough in my opinion), I wanted a to set up a radio station, and last.fm as a recommendation and requirement by Spotify is not mentioned anywhere until many weeks / hours later scrobbling and setting up.
I am always pleased to recommend spotify, have done lots already . . I use Google adwords and that last link, is better for me than sending people to http://www.spotify.com where they are presented with a full page MOVIE ??? Spotify, please save your current home page for youtube.com I am trying to promote MUSIC which is what I thought spotify is all about . . .
Anyway, I know there are other artist radios available, when I use the app, radio I am presented with a radio based on "LSD" BY "MICROGRAMS" which works fine . . .
Having followed Spotify instructions and FAQ on creating radio stations, note up front, seems to be that you need 15 other artists on your listing at last.fm unless you are status quo?
I also get an error message that "this radio station cannot be started when I search for Darren Earl Williams
I am also told that I am unable to create a new station?
Any words of encouragement or wisdom on the matter . .
Just tried it out, it appears I am not able to start a radio station on those artists either.
Normally this happens when Spotify is not able to generate enough content to make the radio station. It would appear that "Shouting Matches" do not have a "related artists" tab either, which might mean there is something wrong or the content has only been recently added. Spotify generate the related artists and radio details automatically, so maybe there just isn't enough play data to have those generated yet. Give it a little time and see if it starts working!
I was having the same Issue "Sorry. This radio station cannot be started". I found that if I use the "start radio" located at the top of the screen while browsing an artist the issue persists; however, if I play a song by that artist and right click on the album cover at the bottom left of the screen and select "start radio" it works like a charm.
I hope this helps some of you. I've tested this several times here and for me it seems to be the solution for now.
I have the same problem since today. Radio stations that have been working fine in the past cannot be heard any more and display the "sorry..." message. Others still play fine. Some play just three songs and start all over with the same songs if you try to play the station again.
It's the same on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.9.1), on my iPad (iOS 7.1) and on my phone (Android 4.2.2).