Collect all your favourite tracks together with Spotify
Spotify is a digital music service that allows you to listen to music tracks online. Once you’ve installed Spotify and found some of your favourite artists through the search box, you’ll probably want to create playlists, they’re both faster than the search and you can mix tracks from different albums and artists.
Spotify comes with one playlist called My Favourites but it’s easy to add your own.
Click on the New Playlist link on the left-hand side of the Spotify window. The new playlist will appear and you can type a name for it. We’re going to call ours “Elton John”
Next find the tracks or albums that you want to add.
To add a track, drag and drop the title onto the Playlist name.
To add an entire album, drag and drop the album name instead.
You can share your playlists with other people by right-clicking on the playlist name and then left-clicking on Copy HTTP Link. Paste this link into an email or instant message.
Even more exciting is the option to let other people add tracks to the playlist as well. Right-click on the playlist and then select Collaborative Playlist. When you send people the link they will be able to add tracks as well.
Have a look at the Computeractive Collaborative Playlist.
Using Spotify used to be free, but you can currently only use it by invitation, or by subscribing to a Premium account for £10 a month. Hopefully this will change soon.
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