CNET: Spotify now lets you save unlimited songs to your library

CNET: Spotify now lets you save unlimited songs to your library. “Spotify on Tuesday said it’s dumping the 10,000-item limit on ‘Your Library,’ meaning users can now save an unlimited collection of songs, albums and podcasts. The move should make serious music fans happy, with Spotify saying people have been requesting the change for years.”

TechHive: Spotify rolls out curated podcast playlists for true crime fanatics, foodies, and more

TechHive: Spotify rolls out curated podcast playlists for true crime fanatics, foodies, and more. “Spotify’s new podcast playlists feature categories ranging from celebrity interviews and climate change to dating advice and true crime, with playlist selections updated on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.”

Elite Daily: Spotify’s New “Listening Together” Website Connects You With Users Around The World

Elite Daily: Spotify’s New “Listening Together” Website Connects You With Users Around The World. “When you visit Spotify’s new Listening Together website, which you can only access through the website link, you’ll see a 3-D globe with location markers. The markers represent users who are hitting play on the same song in different locations. Spotify bases the data that you see on what’s happening on the Spotify platform in the app and on the desktop version. Click on one of the markers and you’ll hear the song that both of these users, connected by music, are playing in real-time. So when you listen to it on the site, you’ll also be listening to the same song at the same time other users are.”

Untapped New York: Miss the Sounds of NYC During Pandemic? NYPL’s New Spotify Album Does the Trick

Untapped New York: Miss the Sounds of NYC During Pandemic? NYPL’s New Spotify Album Does the Trick. “As many of us sit in our homes in the coronavirus pandemic, we might be starting to forget what New York sounds like. We no longer hear the cacophony of rush hour traffic, the chatter of a crowded restaurant, nor the rumbling of the subway. Today, the New York Public Library dropped a new Spotify album titled Missing Sounds of New York, a collection of audio landscapes evoking the ‘daily urban orchestra’ of New York.”

Spotify: How Spotify Is Addressing COVID-19, On-Platform and Off

Spotify: How Spotify Is Addressing COVID-19, On-Platform and Off. “We have several COVID-19 efforts already underway, and today we’re announcing a new initiative to support members of the music community with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project. Via our website, Spotify will recommend verified organizations that offer financial relief to those in the music community most in need. Spotify will match dollar-for-dollar public donations, up to a total Spotify contribution of $10 million.”

Mashable: Earning a minimum wage from Spotify is a lot harder than you think

Mashable: Earning a minimum wage from Spotify is a lot harder than you think. “For the study, minimum wage in the United States was defined at the federal level, which is $7.25 an hour. That brings the annual minimum wage salary to $15,080.40 when based on a full time, 40-hour work week. Add to that the $0.00437 per stream (!) that Spotify, currently the largest streaming music service, pays and you’re looking at 3,450,892 streams needed to carve out a minimum wage.”

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password. “DoNotPay, the digital lawyer that shot to prominence for its bot that helps drivers appeal parking tickets, has launched a new product aimed at consumers. With the DoNotPay Subscription Sharing Chrome extension, anyone can share access to their online accounts — like Spotify, Netflix, Disney+ — without divulging their password.”

New York Post: Spotify is now making playlists for your pets

New York Post: Spotify is now making playlists for your pets. “Spotify can now generate playlists for your pets, with a new tool that claims to customize mixtapes to a critters’ species and personality traits.” I tried this but it did not work for me; got all the way to the end of the process of generating the playlist and then threw an error. I tend to listen to Spotify kind of erratically, though.

TechCrunch: No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

TechCrunch: No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists. “Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: ‘Play me.’ It’s not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives in the post. Companies distribute USB drives all the time, including at tech conferences, often containing promotional materials or large files, such as videos that would otherwise be difficult to get into as many hands as possible. But anyone with basic security training under their hat — which here at TechCrunch we have — will know to never plug in a USB drive without taking some precautions first.”

Neowin: Spotify is testing a Tastebuds feature to discover music through your friends

Neowin: Spotify is testing a Tastebuds feature to discover music through your friends. “Spotify often comes up with new ways to expand the social aspect of music listening, introducing new ways to share music with others, and even simultaneously control playback with friends. Now, as discovered by well-known reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, it looks like Spotify is planning another social feature for its app.”

The Verge: Spotify will ask people what they’re interested in to give them podcast suggestions

The Verge: Spotify will ask people what they’re interested in to give them podcast suggestions. “Spotify wants more people to listen to podcasts, so it’s making the process of finding one that interests you even easier. Starting this week, the company will include a button on free users’ homepages that’ll ask them to pick topics that interest them in order to get podcast recommendations.”

EDMtunes: New Web App Allows You To Make Spotify and Apple Music Playlists from DJ Sets

EDMtunes: New Web App Allows You To Make Spotify and Apple Music Playlists from DJ Sets. “Have you ever wanted to seamlessly create playlists based on your favorite DJ sets? Tired of going through Spotify and Apple Music to manually re-create your favorite sets? Well, you are in luck, because a Reddit user has a solution for you.”