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Spotify have recently created forums for pretty much anything a Spotify user could want to talk about. They have places for users to come if they need help with anything, as well as places for users to get together and just chat about their favorite music. In order to post, you will need to log in with your Facebook or Spotify account. This allows you access to post with other Spotify members.

Spotify is all about sharing. When linked with Facebook, your friends can see everything you listen to. They also have a robust system in place for sharing and subscribing to other users playlists. Websites like ShareMyPlaylists.com have used Spotify’s playlist sharing as an entire business model. The one thing Spotify lacked was an official community for users to come together, but that has now changed.

Do not forget, Spotify also has their Get Satisfaction page, which is another great place for users to find information if they are having a problem with something related to Spotify. Between this, and the forums, it is easy for a user to solve any problems they are encountering while using Spotify.

Right now, there are not many posts in the community, but as word gets out, I expect it to become just as active as any other popular music forum. Check it out, and let us know in the comments how you like the topics in Spotify’s community.

Source: The Next Web

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  1. Lalthlamuana
    March 22, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Thanks Matt. Yes, I heard about this label group pulling their colatag from Spotify. They join Bob Dylan, Coldplay and a bunch of other labels and artists who are either pulling their titles or not licensing them to begin with. Part of the argument that supporters of subscription-based, on-demand services like Spotify use is that these companies are just reacting to the current business climate and illegal download culture. As an alternative to stealing they offer copyright holders and their licensors some small revenue stream.For an increasing number of artists and publishers, myself included, this is not a good enough reason to buy into the model.But let me take a minute to address the bigger picture. What artists are dealing with is an entire generation of listeners who assume that music is like water you turn the tap and it just comes out. Free. Easy. They feel strongly that sharing music is their RIGHT. Like it or not, this is a part of the modern culture of music fans'.But what they fail to understand is that music, like water, is NOT free. Someone's paying for it municipal government / tax dollars, in the case of water and a music-maker's time and production costs in the case of music.For all you music stealers out there: don't equate artists / copyright owners with large corporations. They are not always one-in-the-same. The vast majority of artists who choose to pursue music as a profession are themselves small businesses. Don't try to rationalize illegal downloading by telling yourself you're just sticking it to the man. Really what you're doing is slowly eroding the middle-class lives of countless artists and the other small businesses and industries that surround the creation of new music.Again, I think this problem runs very deep and we, as artists have to find new ways of negotiating the constantly changing terrain of how music is published and find alternatives to what is clearly a broken system. Spotify is not an alternative I can support.

  2. Azhar Ali
    February 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

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  3. dman977
    February 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

    How about they work on an app for the GoogleTV?!

    • Hugo
      March 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Yeah Ben!Very well spoken. As a masiciun myself, I agree with your points and your idea the WE are the best hope for our scene. I use Spotify much like Don above, mainly for research. If I am curious about an artist, I'll check them out there. If I'm learning a tune, I'll go to Spotify to find versions that I like. What I suspect is the difference is that once I find something I enjoy, I purchase it. Either at iTunes, a Brick and Mortar store (Jazz Record Mart, anyone?) or I will search the artist out online or in person. We have to support each other!!All the best and keep up the good fight!Greg

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