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Using Spotify

About Spotify

Spotify is an online streaming service that includes popular, classical and jazz recordings, along with podcasts and comedy recordings. Users can access Spotify via their web browser (aka the Web Player) or through the mobile app. 


Spotify Web Player

Spotify accounts are free, but include ads both on screen and played in between tracks. One can listen commercial-free if they pay for a premium subscription. 

Please note: OWU does *not* have an institutional account/subscription to Spotify and has no say on the availability of recordings. If you have any issues in using the app beyond the guidance listed here, please contact Spotify Support.


Spotify Support

Getting Links

Get a link for an album on Spotify

  1. On the album's page, underneath the album's title, find the three dots. Click on the dots.
  2. A menu should appear. Click on Copy Album Link.
  3. Link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  4. Paste link into your document.

Get a link for a track on Spotify

  1. Roll your cursor over a track title to highlight the track. Three dots should appear to your right next to the track duration. 
  2. Click on the three dots.
  3. A menu should appear. Click on Copy Song Link.
  4. Link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  5. Paste link into your document.

Get a link for a playlist on Spotify

  1. Login to your account. 
  2. Click on Your Library. 
  3. Click on Playlists from the center/top menu (if your playlists don't show up by default).
  4. Roll your cursor over the playlist cover and right click
  5. Select Copy Playlist Link from the pop up menu. 
  6. Link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  7. Paste link into your document.

Creating Playlists

Save a whole album to a playlist

  1. On the album's page, underneath the album's title, find the three dots. Click on the dots.
  2. A menu should appear. Click on Add to Playlist.
  3. Your playlist page will appear.
  4. If wish to add album to a new playlist:
    1. Click on New Playlist.
    2. Title your playlist.
    3. Click Create.
  5. If you wish to add the album to an existing playlist:
    1. Move cursor over playlist image click on plus icon (+).

Save a track to a playlist

  1. Roll your cursor over a track title to highlight the track. Three dots should appear to your right next to the track duration. 
  2. Click on the three dots.
  3. A menu should appear. Click on Add to Playlist.
  4. Your playlist page will appear.
  5. If wish to add the track to a new playlist:
    1. Click on New Playlist.
    2. Title your playlist.
    3. Click Create.
  6. If you wish to add the link to an existing playlist:
    1. Move cursor over playlist image click on plus icon (+).

Note: You can only save one track at a time to a playlist. If there were several tracks on an album that you wish to add to a playlist, you may want to add the whole album to the playlist, and then go to the playlist to individually delete unwanted tracks. 


Get a link for a playlist on Spotify

  1. Login to your account. 
  2. Click on Your Library. 
  3. Click on Playlists from the center/top menu (if your playlists don't show up by default).
  4. Roll your cursor over the playlist cover and right click
  5. Select Copy Playlist Link from the pop up menu. 
  6. Link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  7. Paste link into your document.

Classical Music Collections

Below are links to recording collections available in Spotify to start your browsing and listening experience. Availability of recordings are subject to change. 

Composers Orchestras Conductors Labels

J.S. Bach

Beethoven

Chopin

Mozart

Tchaikovsky

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Metropolitan Opera

New York Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein

Marin Alsop

Alan Gilbert

James Levine

Gustavo Dudamel

Decca Classics

Deutsche Grammophon

Naxos

Nonesuch

Sony Classical Originals