replacing spotify's newsfeed


Problem

Spotify used to have a handy feature to see when artists had new songs out. They got rid of it.

I’m sure other solutions exist. If you know of them, tell me.

Here’s what I used.

  • https://spotlistr.herokuapp.com/#/export/spotify-playlist
  • https://muspy.com/artists
  • Terminal

We need to take our list of artists in Spotify and input it as a comma-separated list for muspy to consume.

Instructions

  1. Go to Spotify.
  2. Create a new playlist. I called mine temp.
  3. Select all songs in your Songs page (try Cmd-a or Ctrl-a).
  4. Add all the songs to your temp playlist.
  5. Right click temp in the sidebar and copy the URI.
  6. Enter that into spotlistr.
  7. Uncheck all boxes except Artist.
  8. Copy all the text and run the following command to format the list nicely:

On Mac

pbpaste | tr ';' '\n' | sort | uniq | tr '\n' ',' | pbcopy

On Linux

Linux will use xclip/xsel instead of pbcopy/pbpaste. Sorry guys, not my OS.

Now paste that text into the search box in muspy. Wait a while for it to import your artists, and you should be good to go.

Oh, don’t forget to create a muspy account. It’s free.

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