Billboard: DIY Radio App Stationhead Now Lets Users Record and Archive Broadcasts. “Until today, Stationhead’s do-it-yourself DJs could not archive their broadcasts for future plays. But the live-radio app, which allows users to talk between Spotify and Apple Music tracks, turned on the ‘record’ function Monday morning, giving users ‘an entirely new medium of shareable, on-demand, binge-able audio content with full songs,’ as the company said in a release.”
MakeUseOf: 6 Spotify Sites to Discover New Music and Find Playlists You’ll Like. “Now, Spotify already does a good job of uncovering new music you might like through its features like Discover Weekly, Daily Mix, and Radio Stations. But when you step out of the Spotify bubble, there are better ways to discover new music. That’s what this fresh list of Spotify related apps is for.”
Slashgear: Spotify loves podcasts so much it could start helping users make them. “Yes, it may not be long before you see Spotify prompting you to create your own podcast and get it uploaded for the world to listen to. Jane Manchun Wong, known for reverse engineering apps and sharing the secrets she finds while doing so, has discovered a ‘Create Postcast’ button lurking within the app.”
Pitchfork: How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services. “Suspicious bootlegs and fraudulent uploads are nothing new in digital music, but the problem has infiltrated paid streaming services in unexpected and troubling ways. Artists face the possibility of impersonators uploading fake music to their official profiles, stolen music being uploaded under false monikers, and of course, simple human error resulting in botched uploads. Meanwhile, keen fans have figured out where they can find illegally uploaded, purposefully mistitled songs in user playlists.”
Variety: This Website Creates Spotify & Apple Music Playlists Based on Your Local Weather. “Electronica musician Tycho launched a clever promotional website for his new album ‘Weather’ this week: Visitors of Tycho’s website can use a web app to generate a playlist based on their local weather.” Love the idea, but when I tried it, it seemed to hang on saving my playlist to Spotify. Hope it works better for you.
MakeUseOf: Spotify Wants to Help Podcasters Get More Listeners . “Spotify has launched Spotify for Podcasters, a dedicated platform just for podcasters. With podcasting growing as a medium, streaming media companies are desperate to become the home of podcasts. Hence Spotify reaching out to podcasters in this way.”
Engadget: Spotify’s Soundtrap audio editing tool to offer free unlimited storage. “Soundtrap, the cloud-based editing tool for music and podcasts, has decided to throw in free unlimited storage for its non-paying members. Previously, Soundtrap’s basic plan limited users to only five saved songs or projects. Starting today, those who own the unpaid version of either Soundtrap or Soundtrap for Storytellers (designed especially for podcasts) will have as much storage they need.”