music streaming – Bastard Inc http://bastard-inc.com/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 20:15:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bastard-inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png music streaming – Bastard Inc http://bastard-inc.com/ 32 32 How to Create Collaborative Playlists on Spotify https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-create-collaborative-playlists-on-spotify/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 19:06:43 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-create-collaborative-playlists-on-spotify/ Spotify is one of the best music streaming platforms, with tons of songs and artists to listen to. But, music is best shared with friends, that’s why you need to know how to create collaborative playlists on Spotify. It’s nice to create and listen to your own playlists on Spotify. But being able to create […]]]>

Spotify is one of the best music streaming platforms, with tons of songs and artists to listen to. But, music is best shared with friends, that’s why you need to know how to create collaborative playlists on Spotify.

It’s nice to create and listen to your own playlists on Spotify. But being able to create playlists on Spotify with your friends is a great way to strengthen friendships. It’s also perfect when you’re creating a playlist for an event or party.

We’ll show you how to create collaborative Spotify playlists through the mobile app and the desktop app. Additionally, you can convert the private playlists you have created into collaborative playlists.

How to Create a Spotify Collaborative Playlist on Desktop

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If you prefer to use Spotify through the desktop app, it only takes a few clicks to make an existing playlist collaborative. Here’s how:

1. To throw the Spotify desktop app

2. In the left panel, right-click on the playlist you want to make collaborative

3. Click Collaborative Reading List to start sharing the playlist

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Your reading list is now set up to allow others to add items to it. Further down, we’ll show you how to share the playlist with others.

How to Make Sure Your Spotify Playlist is Set to Collaborative

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There are two ways to ensure that the playlist is set to collaborative mode:

  • There’s a special icon next to Collaborative Playlists (pictured above)
  • If you right click on the playlist, you can see that there is a check mark next to the collaborative playlist

Note: You can make the playlist private again by right-clicking the playlist name and unchecking Collaborative Playlist.

How to Create a Spotify Collaborative Playlist on Windows and Mac

Although the title mentions the Windows PC app, you can follow the same steps below on your Mac to create collaborative playlists on the Spotify app:

1. Open the Spotify app

2. In the left pane, click the Menu item Create Playlist

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3. Under the playlist name, click the three-dot (plus) icon

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4. Select the collaborative playlist

Now you and your friend can edit the playlist together.

How to Create a Collaborative Spotify Playlist on Your Phone

If you prefer to use Spotify from the mobile app (Android and iOS), you can always create a Spotify collaborative playlist. We’ll show you how below:

1. Open the Spotify app on your phone

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2. Go to the Library tab by pressing the tab at the bottom

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3. Press and hold playlist that you want to make collaborative

4. When the menu appears, touch Make it collaborative

Tap Make Collaborative
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5. If Spotify applies the changes successfully, it will display a Playlist marked as collaborative a message

Note: You can also create a whole new playlist and make it collaborative, as we explained above.

You can also undo the changes and make our playlist private again. Just go to Playlist, Press and hold for the menu to appear. Then press the Create a non-collaborative playlist option.

How to Share Spotify Collaborative Playlist on Desktop

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Now that you’ve created a collaborative playlist, it’s time to let your friends know that they can add their favorite songs too.

1. On the Spotify app, go at your library and find the collaborative playlist in the left pane

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2. Click on the collaborative playlistso that the application displays it in the right pane

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3. Select the plus icon (three dots)

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4. Click To share

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5. Now you can embed link to a webpage or copy url to share it via social media or other means

And that’s how you can snag the link for your new collaborative playlist. Continue reading below if you prefer to use the mobile app.

Share a collaborative playlist on the Spotify mobile app

Like any other playlist, you can share a collaborative playlist. Here’s how:

1. Open the Spotify app

2. Go to Library tab by tapping the icon at the bottom of the user interface

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3. Open the playlist you want to share and tap the three-dot menu

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4. Next, find Share and press it

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5. Select one of the methods to share your playlist with friends and family

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Note: When you select an app, your phone will automatically open the app so you can share the playlist more easily.

Add songs to a collaborative playlist on Spotify

Once you’ve created a collaborative playlist, you and others can add or remove songs from the playlist.

The steps are similar to adding songs to any other playlist. Here’s how to add songs to collaborative playlists:

Add Songs to Spotify Playlist Using Desktop App

You can simply search for a song and drag and drop it to the desired playlist. Alternatively, you can:

1. Go to the song, click on the three dots next to the song

2. Select Add to playlist from the menu

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3. Select the collaborative playlist from the list

You have now successfully added a song to our collaborative playlist.

Add songs to a collaborative Spotify playlist on the mobile app

Follow these steps to add a song to a Spotify playlist via your phone:

1. Navigate to the song you want to add to the collaborative playlist

2. Press the plus icon (the three dots)

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3. Press Add to playlist

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4. Select the collaborative playlist

Spotify will notify you that it has added the song to the playlist.

Spotify Collaborative Playlists Take Music Streaming to the Next Level

Spotify Radio was a breakthrough when it was released as it suggested songs similar to what you like and listen to. However, no artificial intelligence can replace human touch. That’s why collaborative playlists are so great.

Whether you prefer the Spotify desktop app or mobile app, you can start creating and sharing collaborative playlists today. Enjoy!

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How Spotify Quietly Supports the Military-Industrial Complex https://bastard-inc.com/how-spotify-quietly-supports-the-military-industrial-complex/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 16:39:00 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/how-spotify-quietly-supports-the-military-industrial-complex/ In the music streaming war, no one wins. Joe Rogan may have made many misleading, racist and transphobic comments on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, but its language isn’t the only battle being waged on the audio streaming service. Unbeknownst to most users, Spotify has a secret business – supporting the military-industrial complex. In […]]]>

In the music streaming war, no one wins.

Joe Rogan may have made many misleading, racist and transphobic comments on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, but its language isn’t the only battle being waged on the audio streaming service. Unbeknownst to most users, Spotify has a secret business – supporting the military-industrial complex.

In November 2021it was announced that investment firm Prima Materia, Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has invested €100 millions of dollars (114 million) to Helsing, a Europe-based artificial intelligence company that helps military technology companies. Helsing’s AI technology would aid battlefield operations, helping to identify and evaluate multiple forms of data collected through sensors to piece together a picturesque view that military agents could then use at their discretion. .

Ek was eager to show off his red hands in the war machine, stating he was proud to close the deal, to partner with teams like Helsing. He also praised the company, saying the deal was, ambitious, ethical, & driven by a mission to help build a prosperous society.

Why would the CEO of a company whose goal was to provide instant access to music use his profits to fund war efforts? Although a report by Marie Charlotte Götting published on Statista indicates that in 2021, 73.2 % of Spotify revenue » primarily used to pay royalties to music rights holders and other fees,” payments to individual artists who don’t have big names are often miniscule. The scale of Ek’s investment in Helsing deeply narrows the artists operating within Spotify’s payment distribution model.

However, the support does not stop at direct investments. Spotify also hosts podcasts dealing with several elements of military affairs from history, strategy, and military technology. a podcast, Institute of Modern Warfaregave an eerily close-to-home discussion of the presence of AI, technology, and its human relationship to warfare in an episode last month titled The robotic revolution is already here. As the program tiptoed through the real-world elements of AI, an in-the-know listener might be able to pick up on some curious overlaps with Spotify’s real-world investments. This episode, produced by West Point, spoke of the AI ​​framework in its nuanced digital forms, connecting author August Cole’s vision of the future of trendlines in the context of the future of conflict, and the role that developing technologies such as software and robotics can play in relation to the possible future of warfare.

Imagine when we start applying these capabilities and technologies to things in the physical world,” said Cole, who co-authored Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution. He continued with a discussion that invited the audience to wonder, what will be the role of the robot in the future of warfare.

Another podcast, titled From balloons to drones, actively discusses the development of military airfare power from the past to the present. Episode 21, aired in December, explained how drones are part of modern warfare. Michael J. Boyle, author of The Age of Drones: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace indicated on the program that, There is also a degree of intimacy in the sense that you know your target very well. You know who this person is. Drone pilots operate remotely but intimately with targets, which means they see them get up in the morning” and maybe say goodbye to their family. Boyle explains pilots connect” with targets to some extent because they observed them for long periods of time.

The fact that these particular podcasts are not only hosted on Spotify, but are also available on other music streaming platforms with their own connections to the war machine, is sobering. Discussing these topics while actually collaborating in these militaristic efforts through their investments is even worse.

However, the military sectors are regularly defended by the companies that support them. Both Amazon and Microsoft have reportedly received military contracts to help with drones. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was adamant and proud of it, saying at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in 2019, If big tech is going to turn its back on the Department of Defense, this country is in trouble, it just can’t happen.

Yet despite this news going unnoticed, some artists on the platform have spoken out against Spotify’s military relationship. On his Twitter, artist and DJ Darren Sangita wrote: It’s so vile. Music is NOT war! Just wrong on all levels. Sangita took his music off the platform when he learned of Ek’s investment and urged others to do the same. He even went so far as to encourage others who might join him to leave the stage. Sangita calls for peace and an end to Spotify’s involvement in arms companies. A few other artists followed suit after this announcement, including DJ Michail Stangl aka Opium Hum, DJ Justin Space and Gothtronica artist Saint Martyn.

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But even with increased awareness of Spotify’s actions, many artists still have their hands tied. Max Collins of rock band Eve 6 explained at length on Twitter that he was unable to avoid Spotify due to his contractual obligations with his record company, despite frustrations over Spotify’s ties to the military-industrial complex.

However, military connections to technology are not exclusive to these streaming giants. Someone choosing to buy from Tesla, for example, may overlook Tesla’s ties to military contracts and Taiwanese police fleets. Someone who orders groceries online through Amazon might not know that Amazon Web Services was awarded a hotly contested contract to help create an AI-driven solution. war cloud” of services for the US military. Someone searching Google (Alphabet, Google’s parent company, also owns Youtube) might not be aware of the company’s desire to work with the Pentagon on another form of warfare cloud technology, the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, or prior military contracts challenged by 3,100 Google employees. Anyone who might use Apple wearable technology might not know that the company has also contracted with the military to make wearable, expandable electronics for soldiers to wear.

These military ties that collide with so many products and services in our daily lives raise ethical conundrums. How are consumers supposed to operate within this framework? How do artists maintain their ethical integrity while continuing to make a living by reaching the right number of fans? It currently remains to be seen. Unlike doctors, these platforms have no moral duty towards their consumers or artists. Their top power is the almighty dollar.

Streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Youtube don’t have any legal obligations to do business. They’re empowered in part because we didn’t insist on writing one for them. If we really want a future where our music is free from bombs and war, we need to think harder and push the platforms and companies that bring our streaming services to us. Only with compassionate and motivated consideration can we all dance together to a freer and more peaceful rhythm.

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Thinking of quitting Spotify? Here are some alternatives and how to transfer your music https://bastard-inc.com/thinking-of-quitting-spotify-here-are-some-alternatives-and-how-to-transfer-your-music/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 16:30:59 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/thinking-of-quitting-spotify-here-are-some-alternatives-and-how-to-transfer-your-music/ Spotify may be the world leader in music streaming, but its reputation has taken a hit in recent weeks due to Joe Rogan’s comments on vaccination and his history of insensitive comments. Now, with artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell pulling their music off the platform, subscribers are doing the same with their money. […]]]>

Spotify may be the world leader in music streaming, but its reputation has taken a hit in recent weeks due to Joe Rogan’s comments on vaccination and his history of insensitive comments. Now, with artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell pulling their music off the platform, subscribers are doing the same with their money.

Spotify and “The Joe Rogan Experience”

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Rogan is no stranger to controversy. The comedian, combat commentator and fear factor The host has been in hot water for years due to his penchant for questionable statements, racist remarks and platforming controversial figures. However, with the pandemic still raging and the continued push of Rogan pseudo-science, some people have had enough.

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Spotify and Walmart+ team up for a six-month free trial of Spotify Premium — Spotify https://bastard-inc.com/spotify-and-walmart-team-up-for-a-six-month-free-trial-of-spotify-premium-spotify/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 21:07:51 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/spotify-and-walmart-team-up-for-a-six-month-free-trial-of-spotify-premium-spotify/ Starting today, Spotify and Walmart+ are teaming up to offer new and existing Walmart+ members a six-month Spotify Premium trial. Walmart customers who sign up for a Walmart+ subscription can get free shipping, early access to store promotions and special events, free shipping from store, and prescriptions and gas for less. cost. Walmart is one […]]]>

Starting today, Spotify and Walmart+ are teaming up to offer new and existing Walmart+ members a six-month Spotify Premium trial. Walmart customers who sign up for a Walmart+ subscription can get free shipping, early access to store promotions and special events, free shipping from store, and prescriptions and gas for less. cost.

Walmart is one of the world’s largest retailers, and Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming platform, and this exciting new special promotion for Walmart+ members is the first of its kind. It’s available to new and existing Walmart+ members who haven’t tried Spotify Premium yet. Offer is redeemable through Spotify and Walmart landing page.

After redeeming the offer, Walmart+ members will receive the first six months of Spotify’s individual Premium offer free. ad-free streaming millions of songs. And while ad-free music streaming is a win in itself, Premium users also benefit. unlimited jumped up as well as the ability to play any song (on mobile and desktop) and download music for offline and on the go listening.

“By leveraging Walmart’s impressive scale and reach, we have a unique opportunity to bring the best in audio content to more people across the United States,” said Marc Hazan, VP Premium Partnerships and Business Development at Spotify. “We’re always looking to work closely with partners who share our passion for helping more listeners connect with their favorite artists. That’s why teaming up with Walmart felt like the perfect fit for us, and we’re excited to be able to work together to provide additional entertainment for Walmart+ members.

Both Walmart+ and Spotify want to give customers the best, whether in-store or online, to help them save time and money. This partnership creates an opportunity for Walmart+ members to connect with their favorite artists around the world, and to do so anytime, anywhere.

Walmart+ member but not yet a Spotify Premium user? Claim Your Six-Month Free Trial of Spotify Premium.

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Spotify vs YouTube Music – which is better for you? https://bastard-inc.com/spotify-vs-youtube-music-which-is-better-for-you/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:10:24 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/spotify-vs-youtube-music-which-is-better-for-you/ For many, when it comes to Spotify vs YouTube Music, Spotify is the one they gravitate towards. It’s become the first and last word in music streaming, but Google’s YouTube Music offers an intriguing alternative that’s quite distinct from the likes of Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tidal. So what makes YouTube Music different and […]]]>

For many, when it comes to Spotify vs YouTube Music, Spotify is the one they gravitate towards. It’s become the first and last word in music streaming, but Google’s YouTube Music offers an intriguing alternative that’s quite distinct from the likes of Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tidal.

So what makes YouTube Music different and how does it compare to market leader Spotify? Below is how the two compare on the metrics that matter.

Spotify vs. YouTube Music: Free Tier

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Kanye West is the latest to reject Spotify with the release of “Donda 2” https://bastard-inc.com/kanye-west-is-the-latest-to-reject-spotify-with-the-release-of-donda-2/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 19:00:58 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/kanye-west-is-the-latest-to-reject-spotify-with-the-release-of-donda-2/ Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West (it was legally changed in October 2021. Show respect.) hasn’t posted 2 as it was supposed to on Tuesday, February 22 – just two days late with 16 songs streaming from the new album. 2however, is neither on a […]]]>

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West (it was legally changed in October 2021. Show respect.) hasn’t posted 2 as it was supposed to on Tuesday, February 22 – just two days late with 16 songs streaming from the new album. 2however, is neither on a typical streaming platform nor available in physical form.

Ye’s New Home

Just like the original donda, released in August, the hip-hop legend performed songs from the album live, this time appearing to walk on water back to his original childhood home before it burst into flames at LoanDepot Park, the home of the currently locked-out Florida Marlins in Miami. An addition and upgrade to the 2021 shows, when he appears to sold-out arenas at his childhood homes in Atlanta and Chicago, Kanye has also screened the show in IMAX theaters across the country. What’s more impactful, West has turned away from traditional platforms like Apple Music and Spotify to release 2.

Kanye West on the ‘Watch The Throne Tour’ with Jay-Z in Gelredome Arnhem, Netherlands. Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra/Flickr

Instead, eager fans are being asked to shell out $200 for Ye’s new venture, the Stem Player. The main benefit of the bloated MP3 player seems to be the ability to split songs into “stems”, giving users the ability to amp up drums, bass, vocals, and more. to develop different angles on the songs via various effects. What’s interesting is why Ye did this, other than to order another shipping container full of US currency.

“Today artists only get 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own,” Ye wrote on Instagram on February 17.

This decision to reject Spotify highlights the current period of strife in a music industry that is constantly fracturing and redefining.

Low pay and quick response

According to Spotify’s Loud&Clear data, artists are paid between $0.0033 and $0.0054 each time their song is played on Spotify. In 2020, 13,400 artists generated over $50,000 and 7,800 generated over $100,000 in recording and publishing royalties. Musicians will receive a fraction of this amount. And these are just the most successful performers. Spotify cited around 1.2 million artists with over 1,000 listeners in 2020.

The average price per play on Apple Music is only gradually higher at $0.01. That’s why many artists, including Ye, Taylor Swift, David Crosby and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, have been tackling different aspects of the music industry over the past few months. Swift, in fact, ran the gamut.

In 2014, Taylor Swift’s album 1989 did not appear on music streaming services. Shortly after the album’s release, she deleted her catalog as well. Less than a year later, however, Swift put her first four albums on Tidal, then Apple Music, on a promise of better pay. Little did she realize, however, that Apple would waive payment for streams during a free three-week trial period that everyone received. Defending her earning potential and supporting other artists, Swift asked Apple Music to change its stance and compensate musicians during her probationary period. Swift also switched to Spotify in 2017 for financial reasons. That didn’t mean she was done defending herself though.

In November, Taylor’s new recording Red (originally appearing in 2012) signaled his triumph over studio bosses, and one studio boss in particular – Scooter Braun. Taylor began her career at Big Machine Records. After already switching labels, Braun, a man Swift called a bully, bought Big Machine in 2019. The singer doesn’t own the music she recorded with Big Machine, so in fact Braun has always kept Swift’s music control. The songwriter Is knew the songs from her first six albums, so Swift decided on the best thing to do: re-record those albums.

The results of the first experiment, Red, were an unsurprising but still stunning success. The new album is now Swift’s 10th number one album on the Billboard 200 charts, nine years after its original release. As of November 27, a few weeks after release, a staggering 26 Red the songs sat on the Billboard Hot 100.

Where this quick and intentional action by the megastar motivated other music performers to rise up, the inspiration also came as a by-product of another star’s actions.

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The unwitting example of Neil Young

Rock icon Neil Young’s rift with Spotify over hosting controversial podcaster Joe Rogan has sparked growing animosity over the streaming services’ low salaries.

The oft-quoted David Crosby, Young’s former bandmate, called Spotify execs “scummy people” at Stereogum and, to never miss an opportunity to cut ties, even advised young musicians to give up hope. and choose a new industry.

R&B singer India Arie was also tired of meager Spotify checks when Young took her music back to the California hills. She also criticized Rogan’s lyrics about race, so her decision to walk away felt justified even though she was giving up money. Leaving, however, provided Arie with the same challenges as Swift, as Motown owns most of his master recordings and refuses, at present, to take down the music.

For touring musicians who depend on live gigs to make money, these pandemic years have presented a disconcerting new economic picture where a paltry platform stream might be the only way to make money.

Spotify data indicates that only 13,400 artists generated over $50,000 and 7,800 generated over $100,000 in recording and publishing royalties in 2020. That’s out of 8 million artists on the platform that have released a total of 1.8 million albums and a total of 22 million tracks (including singles). That’s 0.15% of people on Spotify who actually make a living from the service.

The melodic note

Music is everywhere we go. Broadcast via loudspeakers on lazy Sundays. Coming from overhead at corner markets, grocery stores and big box stores. Overflowing from car windows and cafes. Stuffed in our ears on the way to work and at the gym. The ecosystem that streams music wherever we want it has been around for about three generations, evolving from payola to a monstrous empire before collapsing and growing again in the age of streaming. As has already been shown on the ever-changing ways of listening to music, there is no guarantee that tunes on demand will continue forever.

Artists like Ye are helping blaze new trails in the tech landscape. Enthusiasts might not want to shell out $200 for the Louis Vuitton Don’s new delivery system because it establishes new access to music. In order to support the former, music fans may need to open their wallets again to support a fragile ecology of the people who bring our harmonies.

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How to Block Ads on Spotify Free Version 2022 https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-block-ads-on-spotify-free-version-2022/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 20:27:24 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-block-ads-on-spotify-free-version-2022/ This tutorial is about how to block ads on the free version of Spotify. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Block Ads on Spotify Free Version. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this. Check How to Block Ads […]]]>

This tutorial is about how to block ads on the free version of Spotify. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Block Ads on Spotify Free Version. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this.

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For users, probably the best and easiest aspect of Spotify is that it is free. Without subscribing to the Premium plan, you can access over 70 million tracks, 4.5 billion playlists and over 2 million podcasts on Spotify. However, the free version of Spotify is advertised as a radio station. So, with a free Spotify subscription, you can’t listen to music without the distraction of ads. In this case, some people still ask, is there any way to block ads on Spotify without Premium? The answer is sure and your problem will be solved because there are apps that will help you with this.

In this guide, we have put together a quick guide on how to block ads on Spotify. Here are the best tools to remove ads from Spotify. As one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, Spotify allows free users to listen to over 70 million songs with an ad-based service, along with other restrictions. Too much advertising on Spotify is the biggest complaint. Some users have reported that they even receive 1-5 ads for every 1-2 songs.

Automatic mute announcements

This method is the safest, as it involves a third-party Android app, SpotMute, which automatically mutes media volume whenever Spotify plays an ad, and the app detects this using media notifications sent by the app. Spotify’s built-in device streaming status feature. After the ad ends, the app will turn on the sound so you can continue enjoying your music.

  • Launch Play Store on your device, search for SpotMute and download it. Or you can use this link to go directly to the application page.
  • Open the Spotify app and tap the Settings gear icon located in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down until you find the device’s streaming status and enable the switch next to it.
  • Close Spotify and launch SpotMute. Here you’ll see a big toggle switch, tap to turn it on and you’ll get a pop-up notification asking you to turn on device casting status, but since we’ve already turned it on, just tap the “I have it enabled” option.

Block ads using the web browser

First of all, we know that the easiest option would have been to use Brave Browser for Android because it comes with a native ad blocker. However, if you have ever tried to do something similar, you must have been stuck in a scenario where Spotify Web Player disables playback and makes the browser incompatible due to the existence of an ad blocker feature. We attach a screenshot for the curious.

However, there is a working solution for you which depends on Mozilla Firefox, uBlock Origin ad blocker and some browser settings. Get ready because things will get a bit technical from now on.

  • On your Android device, launch the Play Store, search for Firefox for Android Beta and install it.
  • Launch Firefox Beta, tap the menu button in the lower right corner and tap Add-ons.
  • You should be able to find uBlock Origin in the list of recommended plugins, just tap the plus icon to add it. An authorization box will appear, press the Add button.
  • In Firefox’s address bar, type “about:config” and press Enter. A page similar to the one shown in the screenshot will appear. Here you can see a plus button and a search bar.
  • In the search bar, type (or copy/paste) “media.eme.require-app-approval” and use the toggle button to change it to false.
  • Use the plus icon to create a new entry for the user agent. Press Boolean and select String. In the name box, type “general.useragent.override”. In the String box, copy/paste the following user agent string (you can also find and use another Android Mobile user agent): Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.0; SM-G892A Build/NRD90M; wv) AppleWebKit/ 537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/60.0.3112.107 Mobile Safari/537.36
  • When done, tap Create.
  • Go to Spotify Web Player at open.spotify.com, tap sign in, enter your Spotify account credentials, then tap sign in to continue.
  • You can now use Spotify ad-free and continue playing even when the screen is off.

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Google taps ex-Spotify exec to lead YouTube Music in APAC https://bastard-inc.com/google-taps-ex-spotify-exec-to-lead-youtube-music-in-apac/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 16:14:29 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/google-taps-ex-spotify-exec-to-lead-youtube-music-in-apac/ Source: Andrew Myrick/Android Central Google appears to be stepping up its efforts to expand YouTube Music into new markets with a new recruit. The search giant has welcomed Paul Smith as the new general manager of its Asia-Pacific music streaming service, according to Music Business Worldwide. Smith brings deep experience to his new role at […]]]>

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Google appears to be stepping up its efforts to expand YouTube Music into new markets with a new recruit. The search giant has welcomed Paul Smith as the new general manager of its Asia-Pacific music streaming service, according to Music Business Worldwide.

Smith brings deep experience to his new role at Google. He was previously Director of International Licensing at Spotify, a position he held for five years. There, he led the company’s expansion into new markets through local and global licensing deals, according to his LinkedIn profile. These markets include South Korea, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, South Africa, Israel and Arab States.

Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube, has this to say about Smith’s new role:

We are thrilled to welcome Paul to the YouTube team in this Year of the Tiger. We have seen massive growth in our advertising and subscription business around the world, including in Asia Pacific.

Paul has joined our team at an exciting time when innovation is happening across APAC with new monetization options for creators and new ways to serve our viewers, and will continue to build on our relationships in the region. .

Prior to joining Spotify, Smith held various label relations roles at several companies, including a year at MixRadio as VP of Business Affairs and Label Relations. Previously, he was Global Director of Major Label Relations at Microsoft.

His longest experience in label relations was with Nokia, where he worked for seven years. Smith also spent four years as senior director of national accounts at Universal Music Group.

Google’s latest hire signifies its growing efforts to battle it out in the race for the best music streaming services. In September last year, YouTube Music surpassed 50 million paying subscribers, eclipsing major rivals including Spotify.

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How to Install YouTube Music on Your PC from Browser https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-install-youtube-music-on-your-pc-from-browser/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/how-to-install-youtube-music-on-your-pc-from-browser/ YouTube Music doesn’t have an official desktop app yet, but you can use this workaround to install it as an app on your PC. Did you know that you can install YouTube Music as a desktop app like Spotify or any other standard app and stream songs as you like? All you have to do […]]]>

YouTube Music doesn’t have an official desktop app yet, but you can use this workaround to install it as an app on your PC.


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Did you know that you can install YouTube Music as a desktop app like Spotify or any other standard app and stream songs as you like?

All you have to do is install it directly from the YouTube Music website. You can open it as a separate desktop app without using Chrome or other browsers.

It’s quite easy. So, read below to find out what you need to do.

How to install YouTube Music on your PC

Before we get started, we’d like to point out that YouTube Music doesn’t have an official desktop app. Instead, we’ll use a web browser to install it as a Progressive Web App (PWA).

To get started, open Chrome, Edge or any browser that supports PWA installation and head to the official website youtube music website. Then follow these instructions to install it as a desktop app:


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  1. Click it three points icon in the upper right corner of the browser window.
  2. To select Install YouTube Music.
  3. Then click on To install.

Once the installation is complete, YouTube Music will open on your PC as a desktop application.

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Additionally, you will see YouTube Music now listed as an installed app in the Windows Start menu. Pin it to your PC’s Start menu or taskbar like you would any other app for easy access anytime.

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The installed version also has the same functionality as the one on the web. For example, like the web version, you can also upload and manage your music on the installed desktop app.

How to uninstall YouTube Music from your computer

If you decide you no longer want the YouTube Music app, uninstalling is as easy as installing. However, since the app is available on your PC as a Progressive Web App, you cannot uninstall it through Control Panel like a normal app.

To uninstall YouTube Music, follow these simple steps:


YouTube Music uninstall menu

  1. Open the installed YouTube Music desktop app.
  2. Click it three points icon in the upper right corner
  3. To select Uninstall YouTube Music.
  4. Then click Remove.

That’s it. You will no longer find the application in the Windows Start menu, confirming that the installation was successful.

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Users can only access YouTube Music from their PC through a web browser. But thanks to Google offering it as a Progressive Web App, you don’t need to open Chrome or any other browser before you can stream to YouTube Music.

Moreover, installing YouTube Music as a PWA makes the streaming app easily accessible with a single click. Ultimately, any content available on the browser version is also available on the installed version. And the distribution model does not change.


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YouTube Music is rolling out a beautiful new ‘Add to Playlist’ screen https://bastard-inc.com/youtube-music-is-rolling-out-a-beautiful-new-add-to-playlist-screen/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://bastard-inc.com/youtube-music-is-rolling-out-a-beautiful-new-add-to-playlist-screen/ Just in time to create a new weekend mix Read the update New playlist addition rolling out with new artwork for Mixed for you playlists YouTube Music had a rocky start, to say the least, but many issues have been resolved and things are much better than they were when Google Play Music died. The […]]]>

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YouTube Music had a rocky start, to say the least, but many issues have been resolved and things are much better than they were when Google Play Music died. The streaming service is currently testing another big improvement that should significantly improve the experience of adding your favorite tracks to your playlist.

This new design was first reported by a user on Reddit (via 9to5Google). Currently, the “Add to Playlist” menu shows a simple list view of all your playlists, with the most recent ones highlighted at the top. Although it is certainly useful, it seems boring. Come on, let’s spice things up a bit. The new design shows you your recent playlists in a carousel at the top, while the rest is still organized in a regular list view, but at least now you can see the playlist artwork and song count in each. The “new playlist” shortcut at the bottom is transformed into a floating action button (FAB), while the interface itself is now a full-width view rather than a floating window.

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One thing to note is that this new design, as beautiful as it is, actually looks rather buggy as it stands. A user complains that they have trouble scrolling through the menu. This is likely because the redesign is part of an A/B test – it’s basically an involuntary beta testing program where users are randomly selected, and things break quite often. Google will likely catch these errors and fix them before the change goes live for everyone.

YouTube Music has made a name for itself recently. A study reveals that the app is currently the fastest growing music streaming service in the West, growing 50% year-over-year from 2020 to 2021, and currently holds a share 8% market share – still nothing compared to Spotify’s 31% and Apple Music’s 15%, but hey, empires don’t happen overnight. With more people than ever using it, it’s good to see that Google is making it a priority to improve the user experience.

UPDATED: 2022/02/24 15:30 EST by Ara Wagoner

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A month after A/B testing this new UI, YouTube Music has started rolling out the new Add to Playlist screen. Buggy screen scrolling has been fixed; it now scrolled faster and easier than Your Library. The Your Likes playlist is pinned to the top of the AZ playlist, with a thumbtack symbol, but it looks like you can’t unpin it or pin other playlists to the top of the list. Hopefully this can be added later.

Another small but welcome upgrade comes to almost all Mixed for you playlists, further standardizing the look. The new album layout for My Supermix leaves something to be desired, but the Replay Mix looks great.


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