Spotify’s new on-platform characteristic lets listeners pre-save music albums weeks earlier than they’re launched, beginning with Florence + The Machine’s new album.
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A brand new Spotify characteristic in testing provides a “Pre-Save” button to artists’ profile pages.
A devoted web page gives a countdown to the discharge, a preview of the tracklisting and brief movies that the artist might select to supply.
The characteristic is being examined first with “Dance Fever,” the newest album by the British artist Florence + The Machine which is scheduled to launch on Might 13.
How pre-saving an album on Spotify works
Pre-saving an album on Spotify sounds very like pre-ordering a recreation from the App Retailer forward of its launch. All it does is make sure the content material is downloaded to your gadget as quickly because it’s launched. Spotify is now testing pre-saving albums with a single artist, Florence + The Machine, whose new album “Dance Fever” is out there to pre-save now despite the fact that it gained’t launch earlier than Might 13. So it’ll work simply pre-ordering an App Retailer recreation: As quickly as “Dance Fever” drops, everybody who pre-saved the album shall obtain a notification on their iPhone informing them it’s now out there to take heed to on Spotify.
A Spotify spokesperson has confirmed the characteristic to Musically:
Spotify is testing a brand new pre-release expertise. We routinely conduct a variety of checks in an effort to enhance artist and fan experiences. A few of these checks find yourself paving the way in which for a broader expertise and others serve solely as an necessary studying.
Truly, some labels and artists have been utilizing pre-saves on Spotify since 2016 as a advertising car so what’s the distinction between from time to time? Properly, earlier than this new check report labels needed to develop pre-save instruments themselves and faucet Spotify’s API. The brand new Spotify check mainly makes pre-saves an on-platform characteristic that doesn’t want any sort of software program assist on the report label finish.
A devoted pre-save web page
Spotify pre-saves apparently embody a devoted display screen with additional data. It lists all of your pre-saved albums together with album art work, a clock counting right down to the discharge, brief promotional movies and a preview of the tracklisting. If a few of the songs have already been launched, they are going to be playable proper from that devoted web page. Tracks that aren’t presently out there seem greyed out.
When will Spotify launch pre-saves for everybody?
Spotify is presently testing pre-saving albums in its iPhone app. The characteristic is presently unavailable on Spotify for Android, however will quickly increase to Google’s platform. As for Spotify’s desktop app, it’s unclear when pre-saves may increase there. This tells you that the flexibility to pre-save Spotify albums is presently in an early testing part, and Spotify might pull it at any time. If not, anticipate this characteristic to formally arrive someday within the subsequent few weeks. We’ll maintain you posted!
Pre-saves on Apple Music
Pre-saving upcoming content material isn’t a brand new idea—Apple quietly launched such a characteristic on Apple Music again in 2018, dubbing it pre-adds. You possibly can test it out by hitting “See All” subsequent to the “Coming Quickly” heading situated close to the underside of the Music app’s “Browse” tab. Apple’s description of the characteristic says that you may “pre-add this album now and as soon as it’s launched, the whole album can be out there in your library immediately.”