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Spotify: The Definitive Music Search Engine Guide

An excellent guide on how to most efficiently search Spotify’s large music catalog.  

Of particular interest: you can search by genre, and the list of genres is quite extensive.  Spotify really should expose this capability better in their UI, but until they do so searching with the “genre:” prefix will have to do.   A list of genres for the US can be found here.

You can also search by label, or by a combination of criteria.  Read the full article for all the possibilities.

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Upcoming Rhapsody Android release 2.1.1 a big leap forward

I downloaded the beta for the next version of Rhapsody’s Android app and was thrilled they added a feature that no one else’s mobile app has that I have wanted for a long, long time: the ability to browse new releases by genre.

Several of the music services allow browsing new releases by genre on their web site (Mog, Napster, and Rhapsody), but no one has added that to their mobile app until now. This is a fantastic way to keep on top of new music that matters to you rather than just getting some generic list of the most popular new releases.

Oh, and the other big news: the ability to stream 192kbps AAC songs is finally coming to everyone and is no longer limited to the Verizon-specific version!  I absolutely hate the slow, buggy Verizon app store, so being able to use the “mainstream” Rhapsody release without losing access to higher quality songs is going to be a HUGE plus.

Keep an eye out for when this gets officially released, it’s a *big* leap forward for Rhapsody Android fans!  If you can’t wait for it to be released then you can get instructions for downloading the beta yourself here.

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