Yeah, its here.
Everyone these days is scared that the feds will show up at your door with an unpaid bill for 3 downloaded songs and a $200 million lawsuit, so whats a typical consumer to do? Music is around a dollar a song. A 16 gig iPod Touch holds 3500 songs. Thats all good and well, but $3500 is a lot of money. And don’t get me started on those 120 gig classics; that could hold enough data to make it weigh more. All analogies aside, its a very expensive world we live in; can’t we get some music for free, without worrying about all those nasty legal consequences?
Enter Spotify, the new line of applications desinged to provide free music for you on your computer and mobile devices. It works by generating enough ad revenue to pay for song licenses, and then passing on free music to its users. You can pay to have the ads removed, if they bother you enough.
Sadly, because of copyright issues, Spotify isn’t yet available in the United States, but I believe its been approved and is just being finalized. If you want to be notified as to when Spotify is available in your country, click here.
Recently, on Gizmodo, I saw an article about Spotify’s iPhone app, coming soon to the Appstore. According to the video’s Youtube page, the app will only be available to premium subscribers (i.e. those who pay to have their ads removed). Anyways, here’s the video; check it out.
I really can’t wait for the app to hit app stores; to quote Gizmodo, the app kills Last.fm, Pandora, and Slacker in one shot.
If you’re on Android OS, they also have an Android app; check it out here.
Is anyone else massively excited for this to hit the states?