May 072012
 
Social Music Media - The Complete Collection 1

Spotify has expanded its services beyond simply streaming music you would like to hear. They offer radio and apps as well. Recently, we went through the TweetVine app, and today we’re going to show you around The Complete Collection.

The idea behind The Complete Collection is to provide an interactive experience when you are listening to an artist’s music. As an app, they are trying to bring us back to the experience of album artwork and liners that is, for the most part, lost when people are purchasing and listening to their music digitally.

Once you’re in the app, you are shown a group of “Featured Collections.”

I decided to take a look at the A&M/Octone Collection. Once in the Collection, you can choose from all of the albums offered. As you can see in the photograph below, part of the beauty of The Complete Collection is that you can not only see the artwork and notes that the artists included with an album, but you can zoom in to a high-quality image to really take a look at it if you’re interested. The interface works very smoothly, imitating the feel of flipping through the pages of an album liner.

I love that this app shares the album artwork and liner notes with people who might not have seen them otherwise, but another aspect where it really offers a solution is subscribing to artists. Within Spotify, you can subscribe to playlists and albums, but there is no place to just click an artist’s name and subscribe to everything they have done.

The Complete Collection allows you to do this with a Subscribe button placed prominently. This makes it far easier for users to have a playlist with one artist (as opposed to having to add each album or single the musician has released individually).

Leave us a comment if you’ve used The Complete Collection, and tell us what you think of it!

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