What is Spotify?

Free music on Spotify.
Free music on Spotify. | Source

Your Spotify.

Spotify is what the rest of the online radio stations and music sharing sites are not. As well as being completely legal Spotify is also FREE. It remains to be seen if it will stay free forever.

If you are like me then you will appreciate the up to date tracks that you can get with Spotify.

A premium music streaming site which can be integrated with Facebook and allow you to share music with friends. By giving you access to their playlists and they yours sharing tracks has never been simpler.

What do you get with the FREE version of Spotify ?

Perhaps the more likely question should be. What do you expect to get with the free version? With the free version you get a desktop only experience completely free of piracy. In order to make the service free you see and hear paid advertising in between your tracks, which, in my opinion is worth it to keep the service free.

With the premium version you get to use the service on all platforms including mobile or smart phones as well as mobile devices such as I-pod's and tablets. 5 million paying customers enjoying the service today started off using the free service. If you pay for the service your account is ad free.

Probably the biggest buzz is the fact that you have access to millions of tracks without fear of copyright theft prosecution.

Should I upgrade to Spotify Premium?

This is a good question. Let us discuss then, what the benefits are if you upgrade your Spotify Premium. It all depends what your needs are. Obviously if you want to use it away from home on your mobile or smart phone then you should consider paying the subscription fee which is around £80 per year. I have just discovered Spotify and I can't believe what a brilliant music platform it is. As I don't have a smart phone yet I see no need to upgrade. I certainly don't mind the unobtrusive adverts which cut in at the start of every second track or so.

If you like social networking you will love this.

One of the successes associated with Spotify is it's Facebook integration and the fact that it has become another social network

Copyright theft.

A raw subject to some, but, one that should be discussed. The people it most affects are the artists who have had their music stolen. As a writer you get it from time to time, the work which you put your heart and soul into stolen and copied. When it happens it is annoying. Imagine what it must be like to an artist. This is not so with Spotify.

In 2013 it is hard to believe all the associated bad press which has gone around along with prosecutions for copyright theft when all that was needed was a bit of advertising revenue to pay artists for placing their music on the site, enabling it to be shared free is amazing.

Thank you Mr Spotify whoever you are !

To Be Loved
To Be Loved | Source

Get Michael Buble on Spotify.

If you like Michael Buble you will love his album To Be Loved and the best thing is it's free on Spotify. TO BE LOVED, Michael Buble for FREE.

Enjoy this with my best wishes.

If you haven't got the digital bug yet and you still prefer to hold your music in your hands why not buy the album?

Click the link in the Amazon capsule or the eBay one and buy now.

What is Spotify?
What is Spotify? | Source

Will Spotify remain free ?

Would you pay to use Spotify ?

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Try Spotify.

Try Spotify today. Download the app by clicking the link and change the way you listen to digital music. Sign up to Spotify and use your Facebook log in to use the site. It couldn't be easier to join for Free.

Tell me what you think I am always interested to hear your reactions.

Leave me a comment in the section below this article.

Have a great day.

Steve.


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Beth100 3 years ago from Canada

I have just recently heard about Spotify, but have not tried it. Now that you've explained what it is and how it works, I am now bound to go and try it. lol Thanks for the explanations!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Beth100, I'm listening now whilst writing. Let me know how you get on. Don't forget to get the FB app.


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molometer 3 years ago

Hi Steve,

I have been seeing Spotify for some time now turning up all over the place.

Good to know that someone finally figured out that the web isn't going away; and came up with a solution to protect content creators.

Very useful and informative work Steve.

Voting up and spreading the word.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Mike, I agree. No fear of Internet Police knocking on my door. Great to hear from you. Thanks for the votes and share.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sounds interesting. Will have a look at Spotify and passing this on. Thanks for the information.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

GRL, thanks for reading and sharing. I hope you like using Spotify.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Voted up, useful and shared. Don't know about Michael Bublé though!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Sue Bailey, thanks for sharing for me as well as voting. As for MB, just thought I'd give him a whirl in amazon and eBay capsules to see if there are any takers. You never know.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Have you noticed you can only have two items in the capsules now? Another ploy to reduce revenue perhaps?


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

I'm only putting one per capsule. Don't think there is a limit how many single capsules you can put in an article though. I do think they look better when done singularly, especially with the silver background.


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i haven't try it yet, thanks for your review

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