With the advent of online music streaming and its proliferation to superstardom among music lovers and aficionados across the globe, people are using it every day, at work, home and on the move using their mobiles. They offer a huge library of music which can be accessed anytime and anywhere provided you have an internet connection. You can create lots of playlists themed around your mood and even share them with your friends. Two of the most popular sites at the moment are Last FM and Spotify.
Okay, there are some tedious tasks to finish still. You need to create a clickable Spotify logo if you want a legit website. Once your music is on the service, download the logo at iconfinder.com. Next, search for your band profile on Spotify (several options will come up, including “Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists”… you want to select the link under “Artist”). While hovering over your artist profile, right click and select “Copy Spotify URI.” Last, combine the URI with the Spotify logo by adding it to your website or blog sidewall by creating an “Image Widget.”
It’s here Grooveshark really shines with it’s huge collection of music. I listen to a music style called Psytrance. It can be really hard finding music in this genre but Grooveshark surprised me a lot when I found out it had old classic psy tracks from the 90′s that was impossible to find at Spotify. I spoke with my firend who’s really into the band Tool. He said that not a single song were present at Spotify. I made a search on Grooveshark and the result? See the picture down below.
This will let you play Spotify music on your hifi, but you’ll still need your laptop/PC and it lacks the convenience of a larger integrated whole house system. What is possible, is to combine Spotify with a server application that integrates with any number of remote controls, keypads or touch-panels in the home. One solution is to build a stand alone box that acts as both a Spotify client and a tcp server that can be controlled from any number of ethernet devices throughout the home. The unit can be tucked away in a cupboard or even rack mounted in an existing AV hub. The box can be connected directly to a TV or hifi, but it can also be connected into a whole house AV system, whereby the Spotify music stream can be switched to any room in the house.
No site is complete anymore without clickable logos! Once you’re up and running on Spotify, create a clickable link by downloading an image from iconfinder.com. Next, search for your band profile on Spotify (several options will come up, including “Top Hit, Tracks, Playlists”ÃƒÂ¢EURÂ¦ you want to select the link under “Artist”). While hovering over your artist profile, right click and select “Copy Spotify URI.”
A distributor is going to get you on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify and others. But hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the thing – some distributors are going to charge you yearly fees, some are going to charge you monthly fees, some are going to charge you by the album or song, and some are going to nickel and dime you every chance they can. They all have fine print they hope you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t read. Some will take away your rights to your music, some will use your music in ways you will never know about and in ways you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want.
Spotify is an awesome app for the Windows Phone platform and actually works fantastically well with Lumia 80You can enjoy your existing playlists or search and add music. One can stream tracks and see recent playlists you have created and save them. One can use the standard Windows Phone volume instead of the appÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s volume control.
If you haven’t heard about Spotify before, start taking notice. It is a Swedish-based music streaming service that has taken Europe by storm, as it gives its users the ability to stream music anywhere and everywhere. But now it’s making a move that can have a huge impact in the industry – it is now being offered to the US market.
Many of the cool Spotify features can be easily incorporated into convenient hand held controls. Examples of what’s possible include: a Spotify search feature that lets you search by track,album and artist. Also you can create a seamless menu system that lets you search between these categories. You’ll also be able to create and edit play list from your searches and even incorporate other people’s play lists. Like the Spotify internet browser, cover art, album and artist information and even a list of recommended artists based upon your current music choices are all possible!