7. The Radio button gives quick access to music of a set style. Choose a genre that appeals, then use the slider at the top of the Radio screen to set the parameters for the decades that interest you. As with the music library, you can tag items you enjoy on the radio and save them as a playlist or queue.

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8. Spotify can do a better job of identifying music you'll like if you let it ‘scrobble'. Scrobbling involves telling Last.fm what you've listened to; that program then works out what you're into. Go to Edit, Preferences and tick ‘Enable scrobbling to Last.fm'. You may need to adjust the settings for the proxy server first.

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9. Although you can log into Spotify from multiple locations, you can't do so simultaneously; if a friend logs into your account to listen to your favourites, then playback will be halted. But there are better ways to share the music you've found. Publicly shared lists can be found on the Top Lists tab.

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10. A safer way to share music is to send a link by email or IM. Drag the track, album or playlist into the body of the message and Spotify will generate a link to it. You can also right-click a track and choose ‘Copy Spotify URI'. To listen to your recommendations, your friend simply needs to log into their Spotify account.

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