Social Music usefulness

Useful Thing Number 1 – Discover music via Spotify

Spotibothttp://spotibot.com/

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I’m Spotibot, and I help you discover music you like on Spotify.

Just type @spotibot similar to into Twitter and then the name of an artist. I’ll send you back a recommendation within five minutes. Or can also use the Spotibot Playlist Generator.

Useful Thing Number 2 – Create Spotify playlists from iTunes

Listifyhttp://www.listify.co.uk/

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Turn iTunes playlists into Spotify playlists. Ever wanted to bring your home music collection to work? Crafted out a playlist on iTunes but want to put it on the studio Spotify? You get the point. iTunes to Spotify.

1. In iTunes Right click the playlist name > Export > Save as plain text

2. Upload the .txt file

Your Campaign On A Page

Love this campaign site SVT – a Swedish TV iPhone app.

Everything on a single page – campaign idea, open letter to steve job, video product demo, selection of screenshots, pre-filled twitter message and feed, twingly and facebook feeds, live video streaming from Apple HQ (I’m assuming it’s spoofed), click “Ya” to announce approval if you’re Steve Jobs, “Ya” ticker and Youtube webcam “Ya” uploads.

Sounds like a lot but it works really well for this.

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The kicker is that it turns out that the approval campaign is a PR stunt – the app was only submitted the day before it all broke. Not many people will know that. But Apple will.

Wonder if SVT might find themselves having a few ‘approval difficulties’ for this one.

http://www.dearstevejobs.com/

Update: Apple has just released the following statement:

The SVT app was just submitted for App Store approval today. We look forward to reviewing it as part of the normal review process in hopes that it may soon join the more than 100,000 apps already on the App Store.”

Recreating the classic John Hughes chistmas film “Home Alone” on Twitter

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The project kicks-off on the 22nd December and finishes on the 25th Dec to match the chronology of the film. It will be performed in realtime using Central Standard Time – as that’s the timezone in Illinois. 🙂

You can follow the List here: http://twitter.com/HATProject/homealone.

Looking forward to seeing how it works out!

A Couple Of Thoughts From Twitter

Now and again you read something that perfectly sums up the jumble of thoughts in your head.

I think these 2 are spot on.

Faris

I’ve cracked it! do stuff people like! then people will like you more and maybe buy some of your stuff. if it’s good stuff.

James Cooper

Spend money on doing something interesting. Then make YouTube film about it rather than TV ad.

Anyone got any others?