Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be ... More
Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.
There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.
Because music is social, Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends, and even work together on collaborative playlists, Friday afternoon in the office might never be the same again! We’re music lovers like everyone else.
Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: over 15 million tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and size, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and mobile phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you.
Last updated 12 Aug 2011
Published 31 Jul 2014
When Apple handed over US$3 billion to rapper Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine for their Beats Electronics headphones business recently it signalled a probable change in the way that we will listen to music in the future. With technology moving at such a rapid pace it was only a matter of time before our music listening habits would be put to the test once again.
It all began, of course, with vinyl records and the radio being our main sources of listening pleasure. It wasn't until the 70's that the cassette and the much-loved 8 -track were introduced to the world. Then there was the development of the CD in the 80's and that ruled the roost until iTunes come along and turned them into a thing of the past as well. Now it seems we are heading in the direction of music streaming services as the main source of accessing the music that we love. Apple has had a lingering problem surrounding the actual 'ownership' of songs purchased on iTunes so its not really surprising that a shift from ownership to 'renting' music was on the cards. While it may not necessarily suit the artists involved in making the music, the music streaming juggernaut looks like being a major player in our musical entertainment and discovery - until the next big thing comes along.
Many of the main music streaming services are almost household names these days but, over the last couple of years, there...