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Embed Spotify Playlists in Your Blog

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Spotify Logo (Photo credit: Dekuwa)

Now you can include songs and playlists from Spotify and other music sites in a WordPress blog, like this one.

Embed just a single track or set up a playlist in Spotify and you can link to it from a post. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to the number of playlists or songs a website can have. Potentially, each page could display a Spotify player with its own track or track list.

Users must have the desktop version of the music service installed, if they want to play songs via a website. That’s reasonable, as the music integration is free.

Spotting an Opportunity

Spotify has made a very smart move here. It’s a brilliant way to advertise their music service. I’m sure it will significantly increase the number of active users they have and there will be a knock on effect on subscriptions.

I really like it because it benefits the blogging community and artists as well. It’s a fantastic feature to enhance blogs and websites. It will work particularly well for music sites. Now visitors can play tracks they are reading about, with one click, and without even leaving their current page.

Here’s one I made earlier – a playlist for The Tech Post. I’ve tried to pick some relevant music and some of the artists are from Scotland. You will also find the playlist at this link.

Setting up

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WordPress has helped Spotify out by making it simple for bloggers to get up and running.

All you need to do is right-click on a song or a playlist in Spotify, choose “Copy Spotify URI” and paste the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) into your blog post.

I like this because Spotify’s original approach is a bit more convoluted.

Sound Check

Are you a Spotify user? What do you think of the new integration? Has it brought you back to the music service? You can leave any comments in the box below.

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2 comments on “Embed Spotify Playlists in Your Blog

  1. Graham Howes
    April 22, 2012

    Very fun. I wonder if this means people will stop turning to Youtube when they want to post a song online?

    • Tony Gallacher
      April 22, 2012

      Maybe they will. I think SoundCloud should get on it and do the same thing as Spotify ASAP.

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