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Why it makes sense to go to Spotify

March 16th, 2013

For the last 8 years I’ve torrented and found all my music and built a collection I was proud of. I weeded music out I didn’t want, deleted old stuff, avoided being passed the 1TB hard drive of music, that would sit on my computer and never be listened to. But what I was finding was my taste in music would change monthly…of course I had a list of albums I’d come back to, but stuff I had last year, well that’s last years music. My computer was slowing, and it was time to change.

I signed up for Spotify, which, once you sign up you get a free month of Premium….and this is where it all changed for me. Spotify Premium has no advertisements, and pretty much every song/Artist/Album, you would ever want! Sure, I don’t own the music forever, but I do whilst I keep paying my $10 a month, something I am comfortable doing at the moment, as for the first time in years, I am legit, I am back supporting artists and their music. Let’s take a look at the top 8 things Spotify does really really well for me….

1. I can search for an Artist and drag their Album to my playlist, meaning I have it at my fingertips to play again and again.

2. It has an app for your iphone, ipad, Android…..everything!

3. Spotify gives you the ability to share playlists with friends.

4. All of my favorite blogs and Music sites have apps that sit within Spotify. Before, I would read a review on say Pitchfork or NME or The Guardian or Rolling Stone…then have to search torrents, often not having luck with the obscure or latest, latest release….Now….all the albums Pitchfor review are in Spotify!

5. Whilst on the subject of apps, Tunigo, Fuse (I’ll review the apps next week)¬†and many more will build playlists for you….and you share them, or just listen to some already created….Need a playlist, for your next workout? Need a double black Ski Run playlist?

6. Want to play your favorite playlist when your not connected to the Net…No problem, just click the “Make available offline”…this way all your music can be on your iphone ready to go.

7. Speaking of making offline…the speed it downloads to my iphone is incredible…it may be China messing with me, but I could download 5 times faster to my iphone in Spotify than with iTunes Match.

8. For $10 US a month $12 AUS, I think it’s a good deal.

So download it now! To go premium, you’ll need to use your credit card, but you get a month free…just remember to cancel, as I forgot and for a month or so in the early days, completely forgot I had a subscription…not anymore since fully embracing it.

Check out my Sunday Morning Coffee and Fry Up playlist…..

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