18 mai 2010, 12h00m
So I've been using Spotify
at home and work for a fair few months now, I'd received an invite around 12 months ago and had a quick play but it all seemed fairly weak, adverts + not enough music = an unhappy me.
Luckily I gave it another go and I must say it's bloody brilliant, loads of music, especially as there seems to have been a focus on the more obscure and unusual, the opposite route from the one iTunes seems to be taking.
Here is the crux of the problem though, I use the free version, the ads are infrequent enough to be bearable and I have unlimited listen time, I'm guessing I'm not the only one who is using it in this way too. With a loss of $4m last year and that amazing statistic that Lady Gaga
(*spits*) made $104 for 1 million plays this is all starting to feel like Napster did 8 years (!) ago, great cheap fun that the arse will fall out of before you know it due to pressure from the industry.
I will try and justify a premium membership again next month, sure the iPhone app does look great, but is it £120 a year great? Time will tell...