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Spotify - The iTunes Killer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MonkeyJug, 8 April 2009.

  1. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    anyone who hasn't heard of this, should give it a bash.

    i read about it a couple of days ago, and i have to say it's quite brilliant.

    in a nutshell, it renders your itunes collection of 100,000 songs, that you've spent years building up, pretty much obsolete (provided you have access to the internet!)

    www.spotify.com

    basically, it's 'like' itunes, but it lets you play an entire song, rather than a 30-second clip, like itunes does, so in effect, you have access to over 1.5million tracks!
     
  2. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    What makes it different to LastFM?
     
  3. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
  4. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I have iTunes and Spotify - I've had Spotify for a while now but never use it... it just doesn't compare to actually having the actual song in whatever format (mp3, AAC, FLAC etc.). Quality wise its not that good either, but its useful for parties and to preview an album or song you don't have.

    I wouldn't say its the iTunes killer considering iTunes lets you buy songs for your mp3 player and is mainly for storing your library.
     
  5. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i never knew there were things like that already out there!

    i should've rolled back my boulder sooner! :p
     
  6. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
    Infact this doesnt have AC/DC, Led Zeppelin or Conspiracy of one (offspring album)

    and Playlist.com does
     
  7. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    does playlist.com have any neil diamond?
     
  8. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Nottingham
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    Thanks for the info.

    I think it's pretty cool. Keeps me entertained on my laptop all day and I don't have to purchase a single album. Smashing.
     
  9. StuartCulli

    StuartCulli College Dropout

    25 July 2006
    Newcastle United
    Yup me too. Considering my iPod is full up, this is perfect :)
     
  10. matt1288

    matt1288 B4MF

    4 May 2006
    London, UK
    Juventus
    Doesn't work in my country and many others in Asia, I've been linked before to join and the general idea is good if you wish to preview a song.
     
  11. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Nice, I hate iTunes, If I could find something better for my iPod I would gladly delete the pile of cackhanded garbage...
     
  12. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Try MediaMonkey, Nick.
     
  13. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Thanks I'll try anything over iTunes... :D
     
  14. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Oi :NONO:.
     
  15. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC

    :LOL: Wondered how long that would take iTim...:D
     
  16. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    iLove it Nick :APPLAUD:.
     
  17. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Hmm running MediaMonkey, it's adding 78,465 of whatever so far, I don't have that many tracks on here... Do I???...
     
  18. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Did you just specify to pick up audio tracks from your music directory? Otherwise it'll add audio files from your whole drive, including your Windows folder and all of those shitty sound samples ;)
     
  19. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Doh, I just checked as well it's all the stupid iTunes duplicate crap too, I have about three of each track...

    It's still going...
     
  20. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    :FAIL:
     
  21. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    Now we see why the missus doesn't let him do anything by himself. ;) Let me guess, Nick, you're in charge of the microwaves?
     
  22. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Heyyy... :LOL:
     
  23. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    he's only allowed to play with sponge!
     
  24. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    I'm the boss in this house god dammit...



    Chores time... :JAY:
     
  25. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Spotify works on Windows 7 7100 :D

    Very nice app! Streaming is flawless, tons of selection and very quick. I'm impressed.

    Didn't have an artist named Mul-Ty though, I had his album years ago and it's pretty hard to find now :(
     
  26. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Why delete all your songs?
     
  27. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    Can I use this program to subscribe to podcasts?

    I'm desperately looking for an excuse to stop using iTunes, I hate it.
     
  28. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Don't think it does that, Tobi.
     
  29. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    Pretty sure it doesn't
     
  30. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    The regularity of adverts is becoming more annoying as its popularity increases. A couple of months ago you could go nearly a full album without an advert. I've just had an advert after the first song, then another one after two songs had played.

    Quickly putting me off Spotify if the advert ratio keeps increasing.
     

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