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Spotify just put another nail in the Album’s coffin

Streaming and the promotion of playlists have contributed to the demise of the album, alongside shorter and shorter attention spans. But recently, Spotify added insult to injury by eliminating a popular feature.

As tech companies often do when they are taking something away, without the fanfare of notice. Spotify has eliminated the option on its mobile app that allowed users to add entire albums to their custom playlists with the tap of a button.

Spotify users were not happy

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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  1. As tech companies often do when they are taking something away, without the fanfare of notice. Spotify has eliminated the option on its mobile app that allowed users to add entire albums to their custom playlists with the tap of a button

  2. Still works for me on iOS 16 with the latest Spotify update version 8.7.82 from 4 days ago. 🤷‍♂️ Maybe it was a mistake they patched? Has anyone else mentioned this besides this one tweet with 4 likes?

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