One Click - PRO/Playlists - a new feature for ICI/PRO Platinum Yearly Members!
Now 25 Audio PROfiles (and growing) include a link for you to add the complete PRO/Playlists to your computer with just one click! If you choose to join Spotify Premium you can have the complete playlist on your portable devise, ready for class, in less than 5 minutes!
Last month I posted requests for an "Expert" with Spotify, the subscription music service that's now available here in the US. ICI/PRO member Marc Schlosberg contacted me and while not an expert, Marc's an experienced Instructor who's passionate about music. He was as fascinated with Spotify as I was. We traded a bunch of emails as we independently explored Spotify. We both saw the potential for leveraging this service to save busy Instructors a massive amount of time every month.
If you are not yet an ICI/PRO Yearly Member this is a good time to join or upgrade.
Mark and I realized that we had additional questions that only a true expert could answer and we found one in Jer White. Jer runs Pansentient League which is a UK based Blog all about Spotify. Jer joins Marc and me on this Podcast. We discuss many questions you may have about this service and how it can help you become an even better instructor.
NOTE: PRO/Playlists will not be for everyone. Spotify plays from your computer or iPhone/iPod/Droid the same way a playlist from iTunes plays; with gaps between the songs. So if you are someone who prefers to mix their music with MixMeister this may not work for you... except I would suggest you give the free service a try 🙂
Spotify needs a wireless or 3g connection, so it doesn”™t work with regular iPods — but it does on an iPod Touch + most smart phones. Here”™s the list http://www.spotify.com/us/mobile/overview/
PRO/Playlists will work anywhere Spotify is available; the UK, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
NOTE: The PRO/Playlists are private and can't be found in Spotify. Visit each Audio PROfile post for the link to download each PRO/Playlist.
Listen to the Podcast below for more understanding of PRO/Playlists and Spotify. Let me know your questions and I will do my best to find answers for you 🙂
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looks like one needs an invitation code to get the free version of spotify. Can you comment?
There are three ways to join Spotify;
Receive an invitation link from a friend — I have a bunch — email me and I will send you one.
Visit this page http://www.spotify.com/us/hello-america/ and submit your email and wait for them to send you an invitation.
Join Spotify as a Premium subscriber http://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/premium/ It’s only 9.99 a month and you can join for only a month or two if you want.
Hi John, and thanks for the invitation to join Spotify…The top 210 tunes are easy to play on “s”, please enlighten me on how they get transfered to my ipod ad a playlist to use in class, ditto the audio profiles…not sure if I need to join something else…what a fun thing…
and I have just listened to the audio podcast, love the scottish voice…sounds like I can not transfer to a regular Ipod, correct. It needs to be a smart phone? love it love it, this whole gig has made the ICPro membership totally stellar.
Hi John, will this work with UK spotify ?
Spotify needs a wireless or 3g connection, so it doesn’t work with regular iPods – but it does on an iPod Touch + most smart phones. Here’s the list http://www.spotify.com/us/mobile/overview/
PRO/Playlists will work anywhere Spotify is available, so yes it will work in the UK. Also in Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
John so far Spotify is not working as advertised. I can log in on my desk top pc and receive the play list However, I can’t get Spotify to recognize my Ipod touch connected by USB or my android Hero also connected by USB. I joined the premium subscription, so I was hoping I could download playlist and use them off line since I don’t always have a wifi connection at my cycle class. So far Spotify help section has not offered any solutions. Richard
Richard have you installed the Spotify iPhone app? Once it is installed and you have entered your user/password all you need to do is open the app on your iPod touch and it will appear as a device on your desk top. Drag you playlist from your desktop to your iPod. Then open the playlist on your iPod and you will see a little slider in the top righthand corner that you can set to “Make avalible off-line” you will see each file being downloaded. Off-Line playlists have a green flag.