If you haven’t heard of Spotify (where have you been?), it’s an iTunes-esque streaming music program which allows you to instantly listen to any track or album you want, for free (legally too!).
Music can be browsed by artists, albums or created playlists as well as by direct searches. So what’s the catch? Well it’s ad-funded so expect the odd advert in-between songs (but much less than on ocmmerical radio). You can pay a premium for the ad free version – I just paid for the 99p day pass for my house party. Bargain! Record Labels get the cash and everyone’s happy 🙂
Music is social, and so achingly cool Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends. I’ve already begun to see unofficial playlist sharing sites pop up – Spotify Playlists, Spotifylist, and Spotify Friends to name a few. And in the spirit of sharing, here is one of mine – Soul. Enjoy.
Today, Spotify announced a deal with 7Digital to allow consumers to click-to-buy more than 6 million tracks from the site. Move over Apple. This is starting to get really interesting.
Spotify is fast catching up with the social networking site Twitter (yawn) as the most talked-about new site on the Internet. Since discovering Spotify, I haven’t been able to stop raving about it to friends – and not just the geeky ones.
So what’s next for Spotify? Well Spotify have hired a director of ‘portable solutions’, so we can expect Spotify on our mobiles in the future. All I can say is…WHEN?!? This is Spotify’s in-development iPhone application. It’ll let you listen to Spotify from your iPhone. Amazing (I hope Apple approves it).
Get the free version here now. It will change your life. It has mine 🙂