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From previous posts, I know there are a few people on here that use Spotify, so I was just wondering what people think of it? Is it just like another version of iTunes, but with a monthly subscription instead of paying for individual tracks? And is there much by way of rock and metal on the free version?

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You cant get on for free anymore as it over subscribed - so the only way forward is to pay (think its about £10/month)....for that you get ad free / unlimited listening......and yeah there is loads of rock on there. You can find pretty much all the Frontiers releases for example. Arguably it is better for modern rock and I listened to most of the modern stuff from 2010 on Spotify....I think I only bought about 3 or 4 modern discs. Obviously new albums will only appear after release and sometimes it can be a few weeks after.

 

Im one of the lucky ones who got on for free, but you do get adds....not that many so it doesnt bother me too much.

 

Would I pay for it??? Yes, I think I would. Also if you do pay for it you can have the app on your iphone as well which is pretty awesome - unfortunately for me the app only works if you have a paying account.

 

Cheers

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You cant get on for free anymore as it over subscribed - so the only way forward is to pay (think its about £10/month)....for that you get ad free / unlimited listening......and yeah there is loads of rock on there. You can find pretty much all the Frontiers releases for example. Arguably it is better for modern rock and I listened to most of the modern stuff from 2010 on Spotify....I think I only bought about 3 or 4 modern discs. Obviously new albums will only appear after release and sometimes it can be a few weeks after.

 

Im one of the lucky ones who got on for free, but you do get adds....not that many so it doesnt bother me too much.

 

Would I pay for it??? Yes, I think I would. Also if you do pay for it you can have the app on your iphone as well which is pretty awesome - unfortunately for me the app only works if you have a paying account.

 

Cheers

 

Cheers Glen, that's useful. Their website does still say there is a free version, but it has less on it, more ads and you have to be invited by an existing user to get it.

 

App on your iPhone? :lol: I wish - I'll probably get an iPhone around the time teleportation is invented!

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You cant get on for free anymore as it over subscribed - so the only way forward is to pay (think its about £10/month)....for that you get ad free / unlimited listening......and yeah there is loads of rock on there. You can find pretty much all the Frontiers releases for example. Arguably it is better for modern rock and I listened to most of the modern stuff from 2010 on Spotify....I think I only bought about 3 or 4 modern discs. Obviously new albums will only appear after release and sometimes it can be a few weeks after.

 

Im one of the lucky ones who got on for free, but you do get adds....not that many so it doesnt bother me too much.

 

Would I pay for it??? Yes, I think I would. Also if you do pay for it you can have the app on your iphone as well which is pretty awesome - unfortunately for me the app only works if you have a paying account.

 

Cheers

 

Cheers Glen, that's useful. Their website does still say there is a free version, but it has less on it, more ads and you have to be invited by an existing user to get it.

 

App on your iPhone? :lol: I wish - I'll probably get an iPhone around the time teleportation is invented!

 

If you know or research how 'to invite', I have no problem inviting you......the free version still has masses of stuff on it....well worth having :-))

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"Spotify" sounds like a disease.

 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your testicles are completely Spotified. We'll have to remove your entire nutsack."

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"Spotify" sounds like a disease.

 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your testicles are completely Spotified. We'll have to remove your entire nutsack."

I spotified my hot neighbor lady taking her trash out the other day. :tumbsup:

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"Spotify" sounds like a disease.

 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your testicles are completely Spotified. We'll have to remove your entire nutsack."

I spotified my hot neighbor lady taking her trash out the other day. :tumbsup:

Lucky you. I wish I had a fine-ass neighbor lady to spotify doing various things.

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"Spotify" sounds like a disease.

 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your testicles are completely Spotified. We'll have to remove your entire nutsack."

I spotified my hot neighbor lady taking her trash out the other day. :tumbsup:

 

So where is this hot lady neighbor every year in July when I'm there?

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"Spotify" sounds like a disease.

 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your testicles are completely Spotified. We'll have to remove your entire nutsack."

I spotified my hot neighbor lady taking her trash out the other day. :tumbsup:

 

So where is this hot lady neighbor every year in July when I'm there?

Maybe you should try harder to spotify her next time you're here. ;)

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Bringing this back on topic just a little... ;)

 

I am a $9.99/month subscriber to Spotify Premium, and I fucking love it. It has most of what I want to listen to at any given time, from Mozart Violin Concertos, to Place Vendome, to Charm City Devils, to Gemini: Five, etc.

 

The disturbing thing is it has definitely cut back my CD buying just because with my iPhone and a variety of personal computers I can listen to whatever I want, wherever I want without hauling part of my CD collection around.

 

I'm a big fan... even if part of me kinda doesn't want to be... :(

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Bringing this back on topic just a little... ;)

 

I am a $9.99/month subscriber to Spotify Premium, and I fucking love it. It has most of what I want to listen to at any given time, from Mozart Violin Concertos, to Place Vendome, to Charm City Devils, to Gemini: Five, etc.

 

The disturbing thing is it has definitely cut back my CD buying just because with my iPhone and a variety of personal computers I can listen to whatever I want, wherever I want without hauling part of my CD collection around.

 

I'm a big fan... even if part of me kinda doesn't want to be... :(

 

me too....Im on the free version so can only listen to a song 5 times before it becomes unavailable, but this is well enough to judge a release before purchase.

 

& as you say nearly everything is on there.....the only thing I cant find is Adrenaline Mob.

 

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I really wish more people here used this. It's now completely free in the U.S. (you just have to tolerate an occasional commercial), and I've been able to find pretty much every band mentioned in these forums. It would be cool to get some playlists from the guys here that like the same stuff I do.

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I really wish more people here used this. It's now completely free in the U.S. (you just have to tolerate an occasional commercial), and I've been able to find pretty much every band mentioned in these forums. It would be cool to get some playlists from the guys here that like the same stuff I do.

 

As far as I know, it's not available in Canada, yet. And I'm not savvy enough to use a false IP address.

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I use it but hate that it continually wants to link to Facebook. Really annoying sometimes.

 

Still it is a brilliant source for music so can't complain too much.

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I use it but hate that it continually wants to link to Facebook. Really annoying sometimes.

 

Still it is a brilliant source for music so can't complain too much.

 

Spotify no longer requires a Facebook account. You can sign up with nothing more than an email address.

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If anyone's interested my username is ovalseven. Just put this in the search field: spotify:user:ovalseven

 

Most of my collection is Modern Rock in the style of Hinder or Daughtry, some Hard Rock and the occasional Country tune. AOR is ok as long as it's not heavy on the keyboards or Hallmark card lyrics.

 

As an example, here's what's new to my collection in 2013: http://open.spotify....HbpfI99YoVRo5xr

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Is anyone using Spotify these days or is there something better out there? (and yes I know CDs are better but I mean is there a better online streaming service?)

 

FaceTubes. ;}

 

I don't know. I don't use any streaming services, as I just don't like them.

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I'm not aware of anything better, but then again I don't find any faults with Spotify that need to be remedied.

 

I use it to evaluate releases from labels that don't send me promos. Now that Frontiers has gone down the shitter with how they are handling promos I'll likely use Spotify for their releases as well.

 

-Dan

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FaceTubes. ;}

 

I don't know. I don't use any streaming services, as I just don't like them.

Youboob is fine for the occasional song, but for listening to entire albums, Spotify is infinitely better, IMO.

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Apple music probably has slightly more tracks....but its Apple ;-)

 

I use the free version of Spotify at mo but thinking of subscribing to go mobile.

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Apple music probably has slightly more tracks....but its Apple ;-)

 

I use the free version of Spotify at mo but thinking of subscribing to go mobile.

Yeah I despise anything 'apple'. I feel they try to take too much control over the user in all of their platforms.

 

I bought a new phone and received 6 months free Spotify Premium and to be honest it's pretty cool. I don't want to like it because I've always been against 'cloud' storage / streaming etc but it is actually very convenient and might actually allow me to hear and comment on new releases more often.

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FaceTubes. ;}

 

I don't know. I don't use any streaming services, as I just don't like them.

Youboob is fine for the occasional song, but for listening to entire albums, Spotify is infinitely better, IMO.

 

 

Yeah. I was being facetious.

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Apple music probably has slightly more tracks....but its Apple ;-)

 

I use the free version of Spotify at mo but thinking of subscribing to go mobile.

Yeah I despise anything 'apple'. I feel they try to take too much control over the user in all of their platforms.

 

I bought a new phone and received 6 months free Spotify Premium and to be honest it's pretty cool. I don't want to like it because I've always been against 'cloud' storage / streaming etc but it is actually very convenient and might actually allow me to hear and comment on new releases more often.

If mobile phone suppliers were to write Spotify into their contracts it would probably irradicate illegal downloading overnight.

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Apple music probably has slightly more tracks....but its Apple ;-)

 

I use the free version of Spotify at mo but thinking of subscribing to go mobile.

Yeah I despise anything 'apple'. I feel they try to take too much control over the user in all of their platforms.

 

I bought a new phone and received 6 months free Spotify Premium and to be honest it's pretty cool. I don't want to like it because I've always been against 'cloud' storage / streaming etc but it is actually very convenient and might actually allow me to hear and comment on new releases more often.

If mobile phone suppliers were to write Spotify into their contracts it would probably irradicate illegal downloading overnight.

Hmm interesting point. I dunno... it would probably go some way to reducing the problem but I have a feeling that MP3s and other digital formats are going to be around a lot longer.

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