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Thought they were copying iTunes at first but they're really not. Spotify works with iTunes to help you easily share music with your friends without having to send them low quality youtube videos the songs. You can easily just take a song from your library and send it to your friends so they can listen to the entire song!
For $9.99/month, I didn't think twice. As an avid music lover, and former collector, I was waiting for this type of service ever since I sold all my CDs back in 2008. Now, while Spotify has very good selection, it needs to beef up on some value added services, such as recommendations (hint hint @hunch), and customized news on releases and nearby concerts. The radio could also use improvement.
All the Europeans know what Spotify is but this is new to us in North America. Spotify is the music service that lets you listen to almost every song out there whenever you want, however you want. It's fast, the subscription plans are as low as FREE, and the selection is huge. There are very few songs I don't see on Spotify.
Streaming entire songs by even some of the most obscure bands? Along with some of the radio hits being played today? Spotify is great. Yes, there are occasional ads, but I find that it completely makes up for that with it's playlist features, and huge huge catalog of music.
I'm really liking Spotify for letting me test out new music or music recommendations from friends/family in a legal way without having to pay for it first. Accessing media legally is really important to me as a member of the entertainment industry, and this is a great way to do it at low to no cost. You can integrate your iTunes library into the Spotify player too.
Premium service is a great value if you typically bought at least one album's worth of new music each month. Sound quality is noticeably better than Amazon MP3s and iTunes. Only complaints: no way to sync music I don't already own to iPod Classic (my car jukebox), and bug that makes Spotify list every song actually on my computer 10-50 times in my library, which makes scrolling hopelessly tedious.
Spotify is similar to Last.fm and Pandora, except that it lets you pick specific songs and albums to listen to- for free. It also imports music from your computer, system wide or from specific directories, and will sync songs to your iPod or Android device. There are premium accounts which will remove the ads and give you a higher stream rate along with a few other perks like better mobile access
Great service that gives you free music with some ads inbetween. You can go premium for a small fee and be spared the commercials, though there's really no need.
Cons: They've recently revised their free user policy, only allowing for 20 hours of music per week.