Sooo this hits the nail on the head. I use Spotify myself, just because the student pricing is better than Idagio or Primephonic, even though the structure of their database makes searching for specific recordings frustrating.

But what about Spotify's power to introduce classical music to the masses??

    Those playlists “are exposing new, young audiences to classical music without them realizing initially that they are listening to classical music — they just know that they like what they are listening to,” Mark Mulligan of Midia said in an interview.

I heard through the grapevine a while back that Spotify was going to roll out a beta feature that improved search by opus number and composer. Does anyone have experience with that?

dublinben:

As ever, the only way to have a good music library is to manage it yourself, instead of outsourcing it to a multinational tech company.


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