crabhands: new music releases

4.4
612 reviews
10K+
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Everyone
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About this app

Let us track your favourite artists and send you notification alerts when they release new music on Spotify, or we discover any upcoming releases for them! Also find out which festivals have the largest number of your artists in their lineup!

Simply connect your Spotify account and we will scan for the artists that you follow and (optionally) those that you have saved music for. A list of the latest new releases will then be available in the app, and we will scan and track the festival lineups and find your top festivals based on the number of your artists playing. If we find any upcoming releases for them we will also display these in the app.

We then notify you each day if any of these artists release new music on Spotify and if you have a new top festival, as each day we keep an eye on the festival lineups for you. We will also notify you if we find any new upcoming releases.

New music releases are optionally added to a playlist which we create within your Spotify account so that you have one easy place to listen to new music. You can set this option during the initial connection process and change it at any time from the Settings screen.

We sync the artists you follow on Spotify before we check for new releases, so if you have followed new artists then they'll get included when we scan for new releases. You can also sync your Spotify artists yourself (and scan your saved music while doing this too if you have that option set), as well as manually add artists to the app. If you don’t want to receive notifications for any of the artists we find then you can just make them inactive.

Please note: you cannot listen to the releases within the app - you do this within Spotify as usual. Also, we do a pretty good job of linking the Spotify artists with the Festicket artist listings, but recommend that you check the festival lineup before buying tickets.
Updated on
Nov 7, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.4
601 reviews
Natrium
February 20, 2024
I really like the idea of this app. But no matter what I do, I can't get the app to generate a playlist on Spotify for new releases. That was the main reason I got it in the first place. I have tried reinstalling, deleting and recreating the playlist, clearing the cache, and other things. I've waited for 3 days hoping the playlist would populate, but it never did. If this issue is fixed I would love to give 5 stars, but I can't in good faith do that when a main app feature does not work.
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crabhands
February 20, 2024
Hi. Sorry to hear you're having problems with your playlist. Would you be able to email your Spotify username into support@crabhands.com please and I'll look into it.
A Google user
March 30, 2019
This has been THE premier release finder app for me for quite a few months. Want to be on the up-and-up for new music on Spotify? Crabhands has your back. It's UI is intuitive and easy to navigate and you even can get the releases in a playlist on your spotify account. Unfortunately, about a month ago it just stopped working for me. It says it syncs my artists but has stopped saying that there are any releases! Well, it turned out that I had literally turned off very notifications that I was wanting. The developer didn't respond immediately but did eventually get around to my email about my issue. In the end, Crabhands is amazing. Powerful and reliable, just... don't turn off the notifications and you'll be gravy!
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crabhands
March 30, 2019
Thanks for the extra *'s Samuel! Much appreciated
Jeremy Jensen
January 16, 2021
New user of this app... And I'm thrilled, this is exactly what I wanted and needed it to be. I was an Apple Music user, and the new album release system by Apple was almost always perfect. However, the lack of integrations for Apple Music had pushed me to Spotify. Overall I like Spotify, except for the glaring missing feature of reliable new release announcements. This app fills in that void completely by tracking every artist with a song that I've hearted on Spotify. Amazing work!
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