Spotify Etiquette


Spotify machine at nudge london

Spotify machine at nudge london



So we’re using the awesome Spotify music service here in the Nudge office and have come up with a few rules of use which I share here.

1. Only one person active at one time

You can either grab the keyboard of the spotify machine or move the mouse using WinVNC (a remote desktop tool) but only one person at a time.

2. Don’t queue thousands of tracks

Just stick to a couple of albums at a time, while Carpenters might be a nice album break from constant Linkin Park, no-one wants to hear every song they ever wrote – just because you could doesn’t mean you should.

3. Don’t delete the queue

Ok so you’ve got a song you must play – feel free to jump the queue but don’t delete the queue – hey it took me at least 30 seconds to get that play queue set up.

4. Don’t add to a playlist unless you’re sure

We have a few fave shared playlists – like the current Top 40, the Nudge HQ hot list and my own Wake Me Up which I use fairly  often in place or with caffeine. Our rule is keep emlean and clean.

5. Use Spotify Friends to expand your music taste

This neat little website holds some great playlists – why be a DJ when you can enjoy someone else’s taste…

4 thoughts on “Spotify Etiquette

  1. Hans April 1, 2009 at 1:56 am Reply

    I just love this post, great rules!!

  2. Joe April 1, 2009 at 9:51 am Reply


    He/she sitting closest to the office stereo turns the volume down for the incessant ad spots.


    If by any chance Roberta from Spotify is not silenced before she can hope that ‘you are enjoying Spotify as much as we are’, the entire office must chant back in a monotonous tone ‘hmm, it’s alright i suppose’.

  3. Toby Beresford April 1, 2009 at 9:57 am Reply

    @joe – Ha ha – love it – two great new rules…

  4. Joe April 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm Reply

    I suppose I should stop being such a tightwad and spring for an Office Premium account. But that does mean one machine will be more or less enslaved by Spotify each afternoon.

    Anyway quibbles about advertising and bandwidth hogging are as nothing to the joy of Spotify.

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