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https://i.imgur.com/VNVnF.pngSpotify is a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service offering streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup "Spotify AB", the service had approximately ten million users as of 15 September 2010; about 1,000,000 of whom were paying members. The service is, as of July 2011, only available in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.

The system is currently accessible using Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Telia Digital-tv, and mobile devices running iOS (iPod/iPhone/iPad), Android, Windows Mobile, S60 (Symbian), webOS, and Sonos.

Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

Users can register either for free accounts supported by visual and radio-style advertising or for paid subscriptions without ads and with a range of extra features such as higher bitrate streams and offline access to music. A paid "Premium" subscription is required to use Spotify on mobile devices. Subscriptions are restricted to people with credit/debit cards or PayPal accounts registered in certain countries.

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  • Free, ad-supported access to more than 15 million songs on computers.
  • Five bucks a month lets you listen without all those ads.
  • Ten bucks lets you listen to music offline and on a smartphone as well.

For now, at least, the biggest problem with the free version is getting an invitation to use it (In the US). You can sign up for an invite on Spotify’s website, but it’s not clear when you’ll get it (the site says Spotify will send it to you “as soon as we can”).

And chances are, the sooner you can snag an invite the better. In Europe, users can only listen to 20 hours per month during the first six months after signing up. After that they’re limited to 10 hours a month with limited plays per song. There is currently no listening limit in the U.S., though Spotify says it may institute one after studying listening habits here.
I've signed up for the Premium service. When I was using my Zune I didn't mind paying for my Zune Pass, which was $15 for unlimited streaming. The Zune pass was more expensive, but allowed you to keep 10-DRM- free songs every month. I found the Zune software decisively heavier than Spotify, but it also allowed you to find and sync more content (like a podcast).

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There are a few things I like about the Spotify software. First of all, sharing is really easy with other Spotify users. The software will allow you to check your facebook contacts to see if they are on Spotify. Sharing a track with a friend is as simple as clicking the track and dragging it to your friends name.
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Your friend will receive them via the Mobile App or PC.
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You can browse your friend's playlist if they decide to publish them. Spotify also allows you to collaborate with your friends to publish a playlist.
TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES

Last.fm Scrobbling is supported, and sharing your taste to a social network is done in a snap.
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As a Premium user you can save your playlist offline for those times when no internet connection is available. Spotify will also check your library and will 'show' those tracks on your phone. So if you want to listen to a song on your mobile device, but have not synced your devices, it will find the song on their server and play it for you. It's very convenient, especially if you're lazy and hate having to sync and update your devices. There are ways to do this by setting up and running your own server without spotify. But there's a real appeal in having this setup and done automatically by a third party. For example, I'm not going to tell my parents "hey just run your own server 24/7 if you want your music everywhere without syncing". I do also acknowledge that there are people that enjoy tooling around with such things.

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The bottom line is that it's a really convenient service for those who would like to legally listen to music. It's also for those people who have no business going to file sharing sites. At $9.99 a month for unlimited music I think it's a real value. Admittedly it's hard to convince a pirate to legally purchase music. However, If the RIAA is serious about reducing piracy I think Spotify is at least the right route. Give the user some added value. That makes more sense, rather than just slapping the content with DRM.

Spotify on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Flicker.
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Kmar
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+5,695|4015|132 and Bush

I have one invite left for US people if anyone wants it.
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and someone can have mine if they want it. ill never use it
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Kmar
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coolstorybro wrote:

and someone can have mine if they want it. ill never use it
dig it yo http://open.spotify.com/user/kmarion/pl … 2VtUyYx0mV
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dont have it on my laptop and cba downloading
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Kmar
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+5,695|4015|132 and Bush

https://i.imgur.com/NpNsi.jpg
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nice. i just have no use for it since i already have everything i could want and more in my itunes
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have something like 170 gb lol
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Kmar
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coolstorybro wrote:

have something like 170 gb lol
The collaborative playlist thing is cool. I really like how the shit just magically appears on my device without doing anything as well. You have an android phone right? You should try the app. It's actually bumped player pro as my music player of choice. You don't have to sync when you make a playlist on your PC.. it's just there .
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i dont listen to music on my phone but ill check it out
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Kmar
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coolstorybro wrote:

i dont listen to music on my phone but ill check it out
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i have an ipod for when im on the go. i installed the app, now what?
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Kmar
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+5,695|4015|132 and Bush

did you have any playlist before?
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Kmar
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Whats your username? ..
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Kmar wrote:

did you have any playlist before?
nope. username: ph1shman
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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
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https://i.imgur.com/jtOUp.jpg
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can i do that from my phone? i dont see the option at first glance
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Kmar
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not sure tbh.. type in search--->  spotify:user:kmarion

if you can
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it only lets me search tracks, albums, and artists. im downloading it to my laptop now
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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|4015|132 and Bush

lol.. yea i think you have to enable it with the pc software. Sorry. it let me add you for one sec then disappeared. I'm going to send you a link to add to music my hip hop playlist. You should be able to add to it. Curious to see your selection
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Kmar
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there you are
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ok i connected it to facebook. thats all i needed to do right?
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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
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Yes. You should have a track from me in your inbox.
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ya but it says the track was added as a local file and if its on my computer i can import it?
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Kmar
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+5,695|4015|132 and Bush

Also, click this and add a song or two http://open.spotify.com/user/kmarion/pl … 2VtUyYx0mV
Make it appropriate to the genre
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