Spotify – listen to more than three million tracks legally and for free

Spotify is a streaming service, which lets fans listen to more than three
million tracks legally and for “free”, it has more than a million
users in the UK already. The system has 3 packages on offer, starting with “Free” (showing ads between songs), a Day Pass £0.99 (ad free) for 24hrs and a Premium Subscription for £9.99. All 3 packages give you the ability to:

  • Search – Find and browse by artist, title, album, genre, year
  • Specify your own radio channel based on genre, year and artist
  • Share –  Create, share and collaborate on play lists and share links to music

The Premium package also comes with  exclusive access to pre-releases and concert ticket lotteries.

The company plans to expand it’s service to the mobile market and beyond the UK. They also expect to announce a deal with fellow streaming
site to provide song recommendations, making it easier for fans
to find acts they like.

Spotify can be downloaded from and currently works on Mac and Windows, and  there’s a tutorial on their site on how to run it on Linux using Wine. Again a company wanting to go global has started by cutting corners with the Linux community, an easy but unforgivable mistake to make.

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  1. OpenSuse User

    It works nicely with wine under OpenSuse 11.1 but a version to Linux would be a great development, I am sure some distros would like to ship Linux with it…

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