When the inevitable happens and people come knocking down my door looking for pirated material, they'll at least see over 1000 CDs and LPs and a Spotify subscription along with the stuff I didn't pay for and maybe they'll think that I'm not so much a thief, just a huge music fan. And maybe the record companies will think that at least I gave them a little bit of money.Just don't make the mistake of thinking that artists are seeing much of this money...
Yeah Bluebottle kiss is one i can think of. They only have there first few albums and a few ep's on there. contacted them about it and its purely a money thing which i can totally understand. apparently spotify is not to great for the artists. so with smaller cult acts like BBK i don't mind it... but when there are massive bands on there with gaps.. i don't really get that at all.OK - it's been a while now since I've been using Spotify pretty much for all my music listening...
But I'm still getting my head around why some albums are available and others aren't. The word from Spotify is:
"The music / artist I'm looking for isn't on Spotify. Now what?!
Many folks in the Community have requested certain tracks, albums or artists be added to Spotify. The reality is that we would like to have all the world's music available on Spotify. Therefore, anything which we have the right to upload and has been provided to us, should be available on Spotify.
We are signing new labels and adding great music every week. Hopefully your favourite music will be up soon.
If you still can't find the music you're looking for, try contacting the artist or record label and ask why the music isn't on Spotify. "
That's all well-and-good, but it's pretty annoying. For instance:
Some of those are just cruel.
- The only Stone Temple Pilots worth a damn, Purple, isn't available in Australia even though it has the same distributor and is on the same record label as the albums released by the band either side of it.
- There are no Hoodoo Gurus albums available in Australia (the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard).
- As a Sun Kil Moon fan, I'm happy that I can listen to Ghosts of the Great Highway (album 1), Tiny Cities (album 2), and Among the Leaves (album 5), but not April (album 3) or Admiral Fell Promises (album 4).
- Pretty much the entire Bob Dylan catalogue is available, however his box set Biograph isn't. Normally I wouldn't be picky like this, but it contains the studio version of 'Lay Down Your Weary Tune'... and I'd like to listen to it often.
- My Morning Jacket's Circuital isn't available in Australia (unlike the rest of their awesome catalogue)
- All U2, but no Rattle & Hum?
- All Wilco, but no Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?
I don't mind that artists haven't made their catalogues available yet. Annoying, but whatever. I don't like that we have little bits of (would be) complete catalogues missing, especially when they're available to overseas users.
Anyone got others worth mentioning?
Yeah Bluebottle kiss is one i can think of. They only have there first few albums and a few ep's on there. contacted them about it and its purely a money thing which i can totally understand. apparently spotify is not to great for the artists. so with smaller cult acts like BBK i don't mind it... but when there are massive bands on there with gaps.. i don't really get that at all.
I haven't got my head around the whole saving thing. Will get there I guess.I actually like the way you can save albums now, rather than having a bunch of playlists that can't be ordered alphabetically! Now, the only playlists I have are actual playlists that I've chosen. It's a massive upgrade in both aesthetics and usability.