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See if I wanted to put all an artists releases into a playlist on Spotify, can it be done and if so, how can I achieve this?

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Don't leave me hanging here.

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Aye, search for artist, select all tracks, drag to new playlist.

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Great stuff! Cheers PJ! :D

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So is it worth a tenner a month?

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Definitely worth a tenner a month, yeah.

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Just spotted a 30 day free trial. May as well give it a go.

www.spotify.com/uk/get...

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If you don't plan on using it on your mobile, it's really only a fiver a month. But, I've no regrets about going Premium, it's just totally changed my music listening habits.

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Premium ftwin. Have never looked back.

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Spotify premium rules. The service is always improving. Digital crate digging, for me.

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Yeah i will definitely use it on mobile in work and stuff over the wifi.I'll give the trial a go anyway, may as well.

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Would defo get premium if i had an I phone.

Its defo got better. Had lots of electronic music that I thought it would never have.

I listen to music more with spotify and always discover great stuff I havent heard before

Spotify really is a wonderful invention

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Why an iphone?

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Really liked spotify during my free trial but the app didn't work on the Galaxy Nexus at the time...I may remedy that right now

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I'd be more willing to get it if I had the app on my I phone walking around with headphones in using the offline mode rather than getting it whilst im just sat at the computer listening to it...for this I'll stick to the spotify unlimited for the meantime

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smee it also works on pretty much any type of smartphone that isn't an iPhone too. Even Blackberries ffs.

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I use it on my HTC desire, which is quite old. Would be better on a newer model but holds up decent enough.

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So far i like it.

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have no problem seeing that tenner on my bank statement

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Yeah for a tenner its a bargain tbf . Spend that on a take away ffs. Right lets get up some playlists like on teh Shine Board.

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Most value for money you could think of. Unreal

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Spotify Premium even plays on iTouch 2nd Gen and above (does anyone know if they have bluetooth capability for playing music?)

I put up a playlist during the summer - noone gave a cotton picking fuck.

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Yes matthew but my phone is really shit..Old school nokia lol

Going to get a smartphone at xmas and then get premium

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Out of interest im sure there are a lot of ways people use Spotify Premium so id be interested to hear.

Over the years Ive collected a lot of albums (playlists) but I only download (make available offline) maybe 15 max. This isnt just because of storage on the phone but rather I don't like being flooded with choice and being scattershot in my listening. This way I can concentrate on just those albums. Then i'll throw them all off and put on new ones.

How does everyone else do it???

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Similar approach so far. Also handy that there's a spotify app on my WDTV so great for the house.

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smee it runs on old Nokia phones too: www.spotify.com/int/mo...

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Discodave, I have a playlist folder called 'Albums' which contains playlists that group by genres that make sense to me (so "Hip Hop Albums", "Indie Pop Albums" etc.) and then I have whole albums added to these when I really want to retain them. Then I also have a Playlist called "Undecided" that I stick new (to me) albums that I want to listen to into. If they're good, they go into the relevant albums folder, if not I remove them. Also have a whole folder of "Mixes" which is just vague collections of random tracks (usually just electronic music). For "offline" I have everything that is under Albums and under Undecided synced, cos I would use it a lot in the car.

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does it run on this?

www.extragsm.com/image...

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Probably not, check the list!

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Nice one Mathew was just gonna come on to this. For example I have a playlist folder called 'nighttime' containing about 8 albums for listening in bed (Mazzy Star, Laura Marling, Bon Iver, Kate Bush, etc).

Now, I want to organise a bit like yourself (due to albums just being positioned by when you've downloaded them making it all over the shop) but have a couple of queustions.

Can you within a playlist just offline some of the tracks? I can't seem to do this. For example say I had 30 albums in 'Nightime' but didnt want to offline all of them (timewise and space wise) is there anyway to do this?

If not another handy thing would be the ability to simply drag and drop albums together in the overall playlists; so you could just throw all your hip-hop albums one after another.

You must have some storage on your phone Matthew if you are making all available off line (max 3333 songs can be offline if im correct). Also how are you listening in car? Ive a tape converter but looking into getting a bluetooth connection (which I use at home attached to an active monitor in the boudoir).

Cheers

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My car has an aux connection, so I got one of these www.belkin.com/us/p/P-... and the phone just plays it over Bluetooth.

Regarding playlists offline, for some reason the desktop app can't do this, but the mobile apps allow you to pick individual tracks to sync, rather than whole playlists.

On the desktop app, you can click any of the headers of the columns to sort by something other than "date added". Also, inside a Playlist, you can click the header column that you're currently sorting by until its no longer active (it'll go from light grey to dark grey) and that means you are in manually sorted mode, where you can rearrange to your hearts content.

Another solution to your offline problem might be to just sync your "starred" playlist and then star anything that you want to hear offline.

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Used to have aux, but found bluetooth converter that doesnt need one, although ur belkan looks impressive.
Some good advice there, didnt know about clicking until no longer active n the starred route will be very useful!
But re syncing on mobile app i can only see an add to or queue option, not a sync/download option

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If you have an aux, why would you need a bluetooth gadget Matthew?

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No real reason, just wanted to reduce the amount of wires running through the car, they're all confined to the armrest holder thing right now and out of sight, and I can have my phone up on the windscreen mount wirelessly. Getting the Lumia 920 as soon as I can too, so I'll be able to wirelessly charge the phone too. Last missing piece of the puzzle would be and NFC-Bluetooth pairing so that I would just have to set the phone down after getting into the car and it'd start charging and playing music automatically.

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That would be pretty handy actually. I need to get a mount/holder for my phone so that I can change tracks etc easily whilst driving. Does anyone know if the Android voice control allows you to switch tracks in Spotify? "play next track" etc?

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Didn't know about that header clicking caper for sorting! I just star stuff and play the starred folder on random. Makes for a random listen, haha. Always making up erm... ecclectic playlists (on 63rd now) but i use them so i have an idea of tracking back songs and for posting to see if anyone will subscribe and inflate my ego! ;¬] I love the randomness. Not many people can tolerate the way i listen to music, casually. For me, though, spotify is a god-send. The old music selection is awesome.

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Still have one of your playlists you linked off the old board Kev :)

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Here's the playlist thread from the other board: www.shine.net/forum/th...

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open.spotify.com/user/...

One of Kevs. Listened to one track so far and love it.

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Nice wan

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I hate them in that order, haha. I always play on random or sort by track.

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Christ, i sound OCD when saying that..........

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U arnt? ;-)

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Do many of you guys that have Spotify Premium still buy much stuff? I'm buying less and less all the time. It's hard to justify buying mp3 when you've got constant access to the streams and CDs would just lie unplayed on the shelves.

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Alot of second hand, if truth be told. But i pay £18 to emusic per month, then odds and ends in new stuff, otherwise. If i like something, i buy it. It may happen years down the line, but it happens. New music is ridiculously disposable at the moment. I just do not see an MP3 collection as a real music collention. Call me an oul fuddy duddy or whatever.

No dave nothing diagnosed, anyhow.......... ;¬]

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Totally with Kev on this; i test on Spotify and then buy what I like on cd, I might wait and a buy a bundle of new releases a few months after when they're cheaper but if its an album I want I want it in my collection, not on a computer. Ive thousands of albums on harddrive, loads of excellent stuff which I havent got round to listening to, yet it still takes a back seat to my physical purchases.

If I really love something and think it warrants it i'll splash out on the vinyl format; this increases my listening pleasure immesurably.

I dont think its being an old fuddy duddy at all. Put it like this listening to Spotify/MP3s is like getting your dick wet on a one night stand, getting the physical copy on cd is like being in a relationship with a great lover and lastly having it and enjoying it on vinyl is like being in love with the woman of your dreams :)

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p.s. lol Kev

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Nope, Spotify is my one and only at the minute. Primarily for neatness, portability and accessibility. Neatness meaning I don't have to worry about tagging and organising thousands upon thousands of MP3 files, portability and accessibility because my collection is immediately available wherever I can sign in on Spotify. Heard they're launching a web client soon too: mashable.com/2012/09/1...

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Has there been much head-way on artists getting more royalties?

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I've been using the Premium for about 3 or 4 years and it's amazing how quickly that became my main source of listening. I've still been buying downloads and vinyl and the very odd CD. I imagine shortly though it'll be just the particularly amazing albums on vinyl(provided the price isn't absolutely extortionate) and the odd download It's just far too handy in terms of being able to call up pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want.

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kev, that's pretty much up to the record labels. Only a matter of time before artists start cutting out the middleman and getting a better cut for themselves. I'd imagine if more people keep signing up to Premium, the payments will get better for artists, but the majority of users are still using the free service.

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