Spotify is a shitty company

by Volker Weber

Unfortunately, as of SongShift v5.1.2, you will no longer be able to create transfers from Spotify to another music service. We understand this will be a disappointment for a lot of you. We wish we didn't have to.

The Spotify Developer Platform Team reached out and let us know we'd need to remove transferring from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to TOS violation. While this is not the news we wanted to hear, we respect their decision.

Since I can no longer sync from Spotify, I will also stop syncing my Apple Music Playlists to Spotify. Furthermore, my Apple Music subscription is up for renewal, and Spotify has now made my decision so much easier.

I have also burned my Spotify profile to the ground. No more playlists, no more follows, no more likes. Follow me on Apple Music if you want.

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Comments

Isn't this against my right for data portability?

Ulf Jährig, 2020-10-11

Depends on the TOS, I'd think - they could allow you to extract the data if it's for you but not for the purpose of transferring it to another service.

Frank Quednau, 2020-10-11

A product, that has lost a competitive advantage (if it ever had one), management with little confidence knowing they are losing in the market and Investors trying to protect their investments. Not a healthy combination...

Armin Auth, 2020-10-11

At this moment there are a few other options, but I don't know how long they will work:

Free Your Music:
https://apps.apple.com/de/app/freeyourmusic-vormals-stamp/id1088699621

and this website:
https://playlistor.io

Karl Heindel, 2020-10-11

As far as I read portability, it says: "right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance".

My playlist might be seen as personal data and I'd assume a TOS doesn't break GPDR.

Ulf Jährig, 2020-10-11

Spotify has always been a shitty company. Support artists and use Bandcamp!

Ben Poole, 2020-10-12

Ich würde mit dem Family-Account ja gern zu Apple Music wechseln, allein schon wegen der besseren Integration in CarPlay. Aber gegen zwei Teenager, deren gesamter Freundeskreis sich auf Spotify tummelt, stehe ich da auf verlorenem Posten.
Das Problem erinnert mich an WhatsApp, same there.

Markus Mews, 2020-10-12

Markus, da hilft nur eins, die Kinder brauchen neue Freunde :D

Diese Entscheidung spiegelt in der Tat wenig Vertrauen ins eigene Produkt wieder.
Hatte immer etwas neidisch Richtung Spotify geschaut, wegen der Verbreitung und der automatischen Playlists.
Die Plattform scheint jetzt nicht mehr attraktiv.

Tobias Hauser, 2020-10-12

If you need to lock in your customers from escaping your product, you're building a shitty product…

Jean Pierre Wenzel, 2020-10-12

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