If you think Spotify will fill the gap (Pandora.com) between your love for Itunes and free music on radio then this one is for you! Sharing music a pleasure simply makes it easy, and wish I could do that with sharing Photos + Musisc combined? Would be nice to drag your favorite music on a photo you are to share with. Will Filipino music be now available? Hope friends from Manila will now share their tunes with us.
This month, though, the world took a great step forward toward the holy grail: free, legal, song-specific and convenient. After years of pulling out its corporate hair in tufts while negotiating with the music companies, Spotify has finally brought its service to the United States.
If that means nothing to you, then you’re clearly out of touch with the Europeans. For three years, they’ve been going crazy over Spotify. It’s a beautiful, polished, iTunes-like program that offers access to 15 million songs — according to Spotify, a bigger catalog than Napster’s, Rhapsody’s, MOG’s or Rdio’s (but there’s a footnote — see below). All the big record companies have signed on to this crazy experiment: Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI. (The usual “we’re afraid of the Internet” bands are missing, like the Beatles, Metallica and Led Zeppelin.)
The sound quality is excellent. (It’s 160-kbps Ogg Vorbis format, if that means anything to you.) The music starts playing almost instantly. With a click, you can share your playlists with friends on Twitter or Facebook, or see what they listen to most. A whole system of Web sites has cropped up where people can share, rate and recommend music and playlists.
SPOTIFY HAS LANDED FOLKS! Will be hearing more buzz from our geek friends!