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Jolla music store

asked 2014-01-26 05:49:54 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 17:28:15 +0300

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It would be great to have a Jolla music store where Sailfish users could buy DRM free music in FLAC, ogg/vorbis and mp3 format. It could be a third party store that would pay a cut to Jolla after the revenue they make on the platform. it would be nice if we could support Jolla this way, though I realize that buying music is considered oldskool in the age of streaming, but there are a few artists whose albums are worth the storage.

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i rather have them concentrate on other things. like you said, its old school to buy separate files. monthly payment & streaming is the way.

t0mps0 ( 2014-01-26 07:59:13 +0300 )edit

No store for me either, would love media to be extended with spotify, dlna, web radio etc..

teun ( 2014-01-26 09:54:31 +0300 )edit
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Steaming only works if there is G2/3/4 or WLAN conectivity. I run an ISP in the UK and for many of our customers, outside the major conurbations, signal connectivity is never 100% up. There is a need to be able to store information on your mobile which for music should be FOSS based OGG or FLAC.

richardski ( 2014-01-26 09:55:46 +0300 )edit

You can download albums/tracks and use them offline with Spotify. And yes, I support FLACs & storing, but I make my own FLACs: go to library, pick some cds and EAC them. Have 20 000+ files done during last 6 months. I wouldn't buy albums/tracks separately. Have iTunes but bought <10 tracks last 7yrs

t0mps0 ( 2014-01-26 09:59:32 +0300 )edit

If Jolla some day would make the partnerships to make this possible, like they did with Yandex - I surely would make use of it. But a Spotify deal would perhaps be the way to go for the most users.

flywheel ( 2014-01-26 10:18:52 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-26 12:14:14 +0300

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Jolla music store is not a bad idea, I'd like that. But, how about integrating some of the most popular streaming services to Jolla Media gallery & player, instead of having spesific clients for each (like CuteSpotify). This way we could find all our musc in same place wherher local, external in files or streaming content.

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True: CuteSpotify developer is making "larger player". But I still think "music store" idea is useless in a sense what they mean at the moment. I've seen the decline of record industry/cd sales etc. as a consumer and band member (we released several cds during the early/mid 00s some even charting)

t0mps0 ( 2014-01-26 12:20:53 +0300 )edit

Perhaps a combination of the store and streaming service would be more feasable like Canonical does with Ubuntu One. If there will be no other option I'll use Ubuntu One even though I don't use Ubuntu any longer. I prefer integration to many separate apps especially that currently there is no sensible way of organizing them.

fasza2mobile ( 2014-01-26 15:43:52 +0300 )edit
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Not sure I like the idea of one program to rule them all. In my experience it's better to have specialised programs. So if you use spotify get a spotify client instead of integrating god knows how many services in the gallery. Gallery should stay reasonably clean IMHO.

AxMi-24 ( 2014-01-26 21:20:22 +0300 )edit
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@AxMi-24 It wouldn't have to be hardcoded, they could use a plugin approach, if the user wants the functionality could install it or if worried about feature bloat leave it out. I am certainly not in favour of shoving things down people's throat that they don't want.

fasza2mobile ( 2014-01-26 23:26:21 +0300 )edit

That kind of approach I can fully agree with. A robust plug-in systems allows flexibility for those that want it but doesn't bloat it for everyone else.

AxMi-24 ( 2014-01-27 00:02:25 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-12-14 14:42:03 +0300

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updated 2015-02-12 17:33:31 +0300

Establishing a new music store will cause a substantial amount of work, but not necessarily pay off for Jolla. For example Ubuntu has shut down its music store after 5 years. However, the underlying music provider for Ubuntu was 7digital. I must say that 7digital has a great global catalogue, and if you travel a lot, then you can take advantage of their localized offer, e.g. http://us.7digital.com/ in the US or http://de.7digital.com/ in Germany. Their mobile webpage works great, and music is delivered as individual MP3 files, or the entire album in one ZIP archive for download. You are fully in charge of the music files. Since 7digital also operates a reseller store, they might be happy to provide a store for Jolla. In fact, hooking into their catalogue and buying music should be easy since 7digital offers even an APIfor that: http://developer.7digital.com/ ... and the affiliate money generated with every purchase could go into funding Jolla projects, but first into rewarding the author of a 7digital app for Jolla. :-)

Another great place to shop music (also from your mobile) is https://bandcamp.com/ . Bandcamp offers FLAC, OGG and MP3 for each album. You decide what you want to download. Lots of great indie bands, but also popular artists are present there. I love it to discover new music.

Personally, I don't like streaming services like Spotify or Tidal, because I am a collector who needs to physically own the music (files). But these services are very popular these days and it is great that for instance Spotify is supported with a native Jolla app.

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Thank you very much for pointing me to 7digital. Their Android client (which I downloaded from the Amazon store) seems to work fine on my Jolla so far... only minor complaints. :)

Still, Jolla, should IMHO complete the overall experience for its users by providing at least some music store (which may as well be 7digital) out of the box. It can be as simple as offering the 7digital Android client in the Jolla store... Plus, tracker needs to be configured so that it indexes files from ~/android_storage, otherwise the stock media player won't show music downloaded by Android apps such as 7digital.

ossi1967 ( 2014-12-14 15:53:12 +0300 )edit

A native app skinning 7 digital as a Jolla store sounds like a quick way to tick this box to me.

Andy Branson ( 2014-12-15 11:53:36 +0300 )edit
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Thanks for pointing us to this, I might write a Sailfish app using their API, if nobody is beating me to it. :)

fasza2mobile ( 2014-12-24 18:00:47 +0300 )edit

Yup, also a fan of 7digital. Just few days ago i also could purchase FLAC (just released album) from 7digital.

Blizzz ( 2015-02-12 17:58:21 +0300 )edit
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