I first heard of Spotify on this weeks gadget show, very kindly reviewed by Gale Porter who incidentally still looks good without hair! I quickly looked it up at www.spotify.com signed up for a free account and off I went.
What is Spotify I hear you cry, here’s the blurb from their website:
“Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.
There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.
Because music is social, Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends, and even work together on collaborative playlists, Friday afternoon in the office might never be the same again! We’re music lovers like everyone else.
We want to connect millions of people with their favorite songs by creating a product that people love to use. We respect creativity and believe in fairly compensating artists for their work. We’ve cleared the rights to use the music you’ll listen to in Spotify.”
So there you have it free music to listen to whilst connected to the internet, there’s thousands of tracks to choose from what more can you ask for? There are some adverts on the free version but they are so few and far between that you hardly notice them. If my car had internet access I wouldn’t need my iPod! Hmmmm…….