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How to get access to country specific music in Spotify

So, here’s the deal. I am Dutch (yes, with capital D!) and I live in Sweden. Even though I do not live in the Netherlands, I still wish to hear dutch music. Most of the music is online available, however there are a few artists that have not really reached 2014 yet…. or better yet, 2010+. For my case, Gers Pardoel┬áis such an artist. I blame it on the artist, but I must confess that I have little knowledge on how the music industry works; it might just as well be the label, Top Notch. Contacting them about it… well lets face it… they don’t care; I have tried.

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Language update…

Well, I have had a week off and felt the need to check the web for “professionals” using the wrong terminology. This week we found two sites:

  • http://www.flagstore.se/
  • http://thepiratebay.org/

Well, TPB I don’t need to tell you about their view about being “correct”… I think the law suite speaks for itself. But the flagstore did change it to the correct name.

After having a IRC discussion with someone calling “him/her-self” for “[WTC-SWE]” I found that TPB believes that the term “Netherlands” is only used in state/royal uses. Not in everyday usage, I explained that two wrongs don’t make a right… and that it is overall used as Netherlands as well… but I guess ignorance is king over at TPB.

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Hollanderlands…

Is it lazyness, ignorance or just stupidity… I am getting so sick and tired of people writing “official” or professional news/blog articles and writing Holland in stead of the Netherlands.

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