An excellent “best of 2013” list from the Drowned In Sound crew.
Coney Island at night in Harold Lloyd’s Speedy (1928)
This came in my email this morning from EMI. I’m actually very supportive of great mailing lists from artists. But the thought of my data being merged into one big database from the world’s largest music company filled me with dread.
I make connections with individual artists and I’m happy to share my contact detail with them, but not much with the massive corporations that control their recording rights.
So i’m opting out of this move. I’ll still sign-up for individual EMI artists (or UMG artists as they will now be) but I dont want them moving my data around like virtual cattle.
Thank you for the update to my Last.fm Home page. It’s cleaner and nicer to use.
I just have one request that will make this page about a billion times more useful to me: add play buttons from Spotify, Rdio and YouTube to the recommendations and to the new releases on this page. If you could also add it to my public profile page, that would be extra awesome.
I know you have these playlinks. I know Spotify wants you to do this (I suspect they will even pay you to do it). Rdio too. You never know with YouTube & Google but hey, it’s worth asking.
I would bet folding money that there is even a prototype somewhere in the design/web team where this functionality already exists. You already did it in a responsive design for the Last.fm for Spotify application
This functionality alone would bring me back to the website (mobile and desktop) several times a week. Right now, I only visit when I click from the Scrobbler or visit from the Spotify app.