Reader Bruce suggested that I use Ping in iTunes to post my playlists. I was initially apprehensive, because Ping purports to make all of your purchases (gulp) public. So if I have a maudlin moment and download a bunch of Wham! songs – you’ll all know.
When I checked out Ping and created an account, I saw that it was a great way to test a playlist – you get the whole playlist on iTunes, all in one place. No more hunting for songs or checking the run time to see if you’ve got the right one. No more mistakenly downloading the dirty version and having to pay another $1.29 for the clean one (full disclosure: I tolerate some swearing in my music). In a minute or two, you can run through samples from the entire playlist to see how it gels, and with a few clicks, buy any songs you like. In other words, it’s the next generation. All I had to give up was some privacy.
As of January 1, 2011 all of my playlists will be simultaneously posted on Ping. (The first two playlists are there now.) I am going to stop posting them as sport iMixes (there are only a handful posted that way anyway.)
So, if you like, download iTunes (it’s free) and follow me on Ping. My handle is Spinning Music.
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Well folks, I just got word from Apple that they are discontinuing Ping as of September 30, 2012. I want to thank the almost 1,300 people who followed me on Ping (sorry about the Wiggles and Dora purchases). We’ll have to find another way to share music, I guess. Any ideas?
Can’t find you, but found a great tool, thanks.
HI I have been on ping to look at your playlists and even though they are there in total only a few of the songs are availale to purchase, Why is this ?
Hi Louise, thanks for dropping by the blog and commenting. I think it is an iTunes glitch. It will only recognize songs available on iTunes but I find it goes further – sometimes I’ve purchased a song through iTunes and it STILL won’t show up on Ping. I usually try to fill in the gaps in the description so people will know where to find the rest of the music. Readers, any ideas as to why this happens and how to fix it?
Thanks for that.and thanks for the great playlist, Keep them coming.!!!
Thanks Louise, much appreciated.
I am also trying to hear you music on Ping, but it says no recent search. Are you still on Ping.
Hey Tara, Yes still on Ping. Try searching Spinning Music as two words. It should come up as the first hit.
Introducing http://www.indoorcyclemusic.com- Download indoor cycling music for your spinning class. Please give us your thoughts :)
Folks, I tried Tim’s link and it didn’t work. Try this one: http://www.indoorcyclemusic.com/
It looks identical but for some reason the original one appears broken.
Hi Cynthia. Thank you for noticing the mistake. I had added a “-” at the end of the link. Here it is again http://www.indoorcyclemusic.com
We are very open to song suggestions and input. Regards :)
I just search on itunes and can’t find your playlist i used” Spinning Music” Help!
I just went on to iTunes to check and I’m still there as Spinning Music. You can’t find people with a general iTunes search, you have to search on Ping. Look on the left toolbar on your screen. You should see Ping right under the iTunes store. If you don’t, it means your version of iTunes is not up to date. Update it. Click on Ping, then on the right side of the screen in the middle you’ll see Find People and a box to Search by Name. That’s where you’d put in Spinning Music. I should come up if you do that.
Thanks for persevering,
ready for a new playlist!!! haha…
Me too! In progress…
hi I went on Ping and typed in your handle Spinning Music, but it is not coming up.
Try again – iTunes somehow switched it to my real name. I switched it back and checked today – it does come up. Thanks for persevering.
I’m in the same boat as Chris. I joined Ping and searched for Spinning Music, but you weren’t one of the 187 results. Any ideas?
Hi Chris and Sarah,
Try again. I just logged on to my iTunes and it has switched my Ping profile to my real name. I am not sure how that happened. I switched it back – you should be able to find me now. Thanks for persevering!
I need a few suggestions please. I live in a small town where there are no spin classes being taught and i am the first instructor there and i am about to start my classes. Since everyone will be begginers could you please help me put some routines together that would be not so hard but a little challenging. Thank you . my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t know why.. but I can’t seem to find you on Ping. I searched “Spinning Music” in the Ping section, and it just gave me a lot of nothing. Is there a specific way to search for you so I can follow? Thanks!
I can only seem to find 2 of your playlists on Ping. What am I doing wrong?
You’re not doing anything wrong. I just started posting to Ping on January 1 and have only done two playlists so far this year. All of my future playlists will be cross-posted on Ping. I have been working pretty crazy hours lately so no time to start in on the backlist, but I am hoping to get to it in April.
PING – great idea, great forum, keep moving to the next generation and we will follow! Love your style and rides. Please keep them coming as I teach 3 classes a week and look for new ideas for music all the time. Please dont ever get too big for us little folk that just want a normal person helping spread fitness happy around to others! THANK YOU!
Glad to hear you like the Ping option. Now that I’m on it, I think it’s great – even though I have to go in and manually delete all my purchases to avoid spilling the beans before I put songs in a playlist. And I can’t give away how long some songs sit in my hopper before I figure out what to do with them or where they fit.
No danger of getting too big here – I get far more ideas from all of you than I give out. I love hearing from readers.
Hi I m a spinner from turkey I was choosing my musics from your site. İt was wonderfull. But in turkey we can not use PING. Because of that ı cant see your playlist. May you copy and paste your playlist to the site too.
Don’t worry, I will always post my playlists here first. Ping is just an easy way to get all the songs in one place.
A big hello to you and all the other Spinners in Turkey!
i cant find ping on itunes??? i already have itunes… do i have to download it again??? i don’t know if i will like it this way… haha!
My guess is you’re not running the latest version of iTunes. Upgrade and you should see Ping on the left-hand bar, right under the iTunes Store.