We are excited to announce that version 4.1.3 of WorshipPlanning.com has been released, which includes integration with Spotify! For those of you wondering exactly what Spotify is, it is a free music streaming service that provides on-demand access to over 16 million songs. That’s right, 16 million songs, on demand, for free. You can learn more about it (and sign up for a free account) here: http://www.spotify.com/us/about/what/
We at WorshipPlanning.com are big fans of Spotify, and thought it would be a huge benefit to worship teams if they could easily access Spotify songs right from WP! Many of you are already familiar with the links to the YouTube music video and Amazon MP3 purchases pages. We have extended these resources of songs to include links to Spotify for on-demand streaming. So you really don’t have to do anything special to start seeing the Spotify links. But in the event you don’t, or if you are curious for more integration details, read on.
Top Songs List
Many of you have seen, Planners can add songs to their library by browsing our Top Songs list (around 350 songs). We have updated our top songs list and are in the process of expending it to 1000 songs. For most of those songs, we’ve found the Spotify link and included it with the Top Songs information. Keep in mind that as you add a song manually, WP tries to match your song title against our Top Songs list and gives you the option to automatically add data we’ve collected about each song (author, copyright info, YouTube/Amazon info, and now the Spotify link).
If you’ve taken advantage of our SongSelect integration, many of those songs in your library are already link to Spotify and ready for you to use, right now!
Manually Adding or Editing Songs
The places where you add or edit song details has a “web” tab that contains the Stream Web Address and Purchase Web Address fields for you to specify where your team can go to watch the YouTube music video or purchase the MP3. It is on this tab we’ve added a field for the Spotify link.
It’s easy to get a Spotify link by right-clicking on a particular song in Spotify and selecting the Copy Spotify URI option. Then just paste it into the appropriate field in the Add/Edit Song window. But remember: This link will usually be automatically fill if you select one of the songs matched from our Top Songs list.
Not Ready for Spotify in WP Just Yet?
If for some reason you’d rather not have these Spotify links showing up in your church’s WP account, you can turn this feature off in the Church Settings page. With security level 3 (account admin), go to Account >> Church Account Settings >> Edit This Info button. It is a setting at the bottom.
Thoughts? Feedback? HELP!
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