Spotify is the talk of the town these days, either because some people love it or because some others complain about increasing ads. In any case, Spotify has some handy features you may not know about yet, which let you search for music in a more refined way and therefore find better results. Check this list of Spotify tricks and tips and try them yourself if you like:
1. The soundtrack of your sweet 16
Feeling nostalgic? Find those good old songs that used to play in pubs and clubs when you were just a teenager. It’s as easy as using the ‘year’ tag.
2. They don’t make good rock ‘n roll anymore
I agree. So if you’re sick of reggaeton, pseudo-disco and other musical atrocities, use the ‘genre’ tag to find those classic hits that still give you the goosebumps. There are more than 100 genres to try out!
3. I want to have all the versions of my favorite song
If you want to listen to all the versions they’ve made of your favorite song, there’s a Spotify tag for that! Simply type in ‘title:’ followed by the song title and you’re done.
4. Highly specific searches
You can perform very specific searches on Spotify by combining these tags. For example, if you want electronic music from the 80s, but not from Pet Shop Boys because you can’t stand them, you would type
'genre:electronic year:1980-1989 –artist:Pet Shop Boys'. Or you can simply head on to Spotify Super Search, an advanced web search engine that lets you explore the Spotify catalog without having to type that much.
5. Share music with your friends
You probably know about the ‘Collaborative Playlist’ feature in Spotify, but you may have not noticed that you can also share those lists in Delicious, Facebook and Twitter, and download playlists created by other Spotify users from a few websites such as Spotifylist, Spotifyfriends, Spotylist, Spotyshare and Yourspotify.
[Via: OnSoftware Spain]