Furthermore having your complete Last.fm listening history available as Spotify playlists is also useful for getting better recommendations within Spotify, because they suddenly know much more about your musical taste than before. For example their new Daily Mix feature with up to six mixtapes from parts of your library benefits from that, but also your Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists.
In a pinned thread of the old "Last.fm for Spotify" support group I described how to export your complete Last.fm listening history with the online tool Last.fm to csv and import it as one or more large playlists in Spotify with Ivy. The new tool Tune My Music to which the old URL redirects now can be used as a replacement, as it also allows CSV file uploads. With a little extra work you can also use e.g. Playlist Converter, Soundiiz, Stamp, a Windows Powershell script or the textbox of Spotlistr for this conversion.
As there is a 10k tracks limit for single playlists in Spotify, you may have to edit the downloaded CSV file if it is longer than that, e.g. in Excel, LibreOffice Calc or another spreadsheet application. Furthermore you can delete unnecessary data like the album and scrobble date columns as well as duplicate scrobbles and also sort it.
You can listen to your Last.fm library again in Spotify if you play these large playlists from one playlist folder in their desktop client in shuffle mode, their mobile app folders unfortunately do not offer this option since March 2017 anymore. If you need more info or have questions about this method, please ask in this thread.
As an example I did this for user Rontambo who has about 24k scrobbles, but after eliminating his duplicate tracks from the CSV file only 2,514 "unique scrobbles" were left, as he seems to be listening to his favorite tracks very often. ;-)
And Ivy found 2,055 tracks in Spotify, so this is the public playlist of his scrobbles now:
Rontambo, if you want to make this your own, simply highlight all tracks in the Spotify desktop client and copy them to a new playlist on your own account, as it is hosted under my username at the moment. If you enable Shuffle Mode in the Spotify software, it will behave like a random radio station and not play the artists alphabetically.
Even though the Last.fm radio is back in working condition, I still recommend the Last.fm to CSV method. It looks more complicated than it actually is - once the list is in LibreOffice or Excel, it's basically done and you just have to wait while Ivy does its thing ;) For me it's great that I have my complete listening history available in Spotify because it's the only way to get my Last.fm Library Radio (sort of) working on my iPhone.
(*) An automated alternative to Last.fm to CSV is SeasonSound, a great tool that creates playlists from specific time periods of a user's listening history.
Of course you would have to ask someone with a Spotify account first if he would host your converted playlists from Ivy on his account, so you have a Spotify playlist URL to use on these Deezer converters. I did this during the weekend for someone from Georgia, and it is not that much work actually. Last but not least this is the only currently working method for people outside of Spotify land to listen to their Last.fm library radio again besides using VPN services etc. The best way would be a direct conversion of the CSV files fetched with Last.fm to csv to Deezer, but I don't know any converter offering this yet.
As there is a current problem with the latest Spotify desktop clients 1.0.12 and 1.0.13 playing only one track of a Last.fm radio station or on-demand playbackOh? That's a known problem? Any ETA on when it'll get fixed? I am on 1.0.16 already and it still happens.
Ivy is currently being rebuilt.
After 6 years of support, Spotify finally retired their old API and Ivy can't quite work with the new one yet. This requires a rewrite of many parts of the tool. This will take some time. An ETA can't be given at this moment. I know a lot of people are enjoying Ivy and would like to see it back. It started as a hobby project back in 2010 and has since then grown to become a website where more than 200 people upload their playlists every day."
This might also affect all other available playlist converters like Soundiiz, Stamp or Mooval if it is true. OK, just tested Spotlistr with directly copying & pasting from an open CSV file to its textbox, and it seems to have worked, got a new playlist in Spotify's desktop client with the found tracks after a few seconds. So that method is still available at least, maybe also for other playlist converters.
So this may solve the annoying early repeat issues for mobile users who could not use the last improvement from about a year ago yet, as far as I know. For me the shuffle mode works as fine as it always did in the desktop client when listening to my converted Last.fm library.
After search has finished, you can choose between several options what to do with the results, e.g. export to a plain text list, to YouTube, Deezer or Spotify. If you want to create a new playlist in Spotify's desktop client, you have to login, and the playlist will be automatically created there. The service is free like Ivy's, by the way.
You only have to highlight all music tracks from that list by pressing the Ctrl key and click them with your mouse leaving out the ads, right-click one selected track and choose Add To Playlist and New Playlist from the dropdown menu. If you select all tracks including the listed ad spots, it will not work though, so you have to pick the music tracks from the history first.
Of course this would also work with anything else that you have listened to in Spotify, e.g. your other personal, global tag or similar artists radios or your loved tracks.
It is faster than Last.fm to csv and has more details like the MusicBrainz ID (MBID) for each scrobbled track/album/artist, so the resulting file size is about as twice as big (50mb for a library with more than 270k scrobbles). As mentioned above, you would not need all these details for creating a Spotify playlist from it, but it is "nice to have" of course.
You would have to make sure that you enable double quotation marks as a text divider in the import window of your spreadsheet application, otherwise the shown columns get scrambled. See this screenshot when importing the CSV file in LibreOffice Calc:
Another "nice to have" online tool is Last.fm Backup which provides a ZIP file (36.5mb size for me) with separate JSON files for each year of your listening history. You need to know how to handle this file format though and/or use one of the available online JSON viewers or editors.
And they are asking on their Facebook page which other format options they should offer for their new version:
My ideas would be everything from Last.fm and Apple Music. ;-)
At the moment you can only see these Daily Mix playlists in the Spotify Android and iOS apps. You don't have to be a Premium subscriber for that, even sending the currently playing list from your Android device to your Spotify desktop client works with a free account if they are on the same LAN/WLAN, but not the other way around, i.e. connecting your desktop app to mobile.
A more positive one is the availability of their desktop client as a Windows 10 app in the Microsoft store now. It scrobbles and it also works with the direct playback from Last.fm, furthermore it looks exactly as their usual desktop client. So if you are still having problems with playing something from Last.fm with it you can try the new Windows 10 app as an alternative now. Don't forget to check its Preferences after an update, because it can happen that it forgets your Last.fm login details again besides other changed settings like automatic startup after reboot etc.
The Windows 10 app replaces the usual desktop client during the update, by the way, so you don't have to uninstall it separately. At the moment it does not work on Windows phones or the Xbox, but at least on the new MS Surface tablets with Windows 10 S version.
More news from the relatively new online tool Tune My Music: They offer more Last.fm related options as well, see this screenshot:
Last but not least: Soundiiz added more Last.fm options and tutorial pages for them now including one related to Spotify:
Note that most of the advanced features afford a Premium subscription on Soundiiz.