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New music-playing website. Answered

I just came across a website called Spotify.

It's a pretty simple idea - they have oodles of music (check the list of labels signed up!) that you can search and play in any order, for free.

All you have to put up is a 30-second advert break every 20 minutes (instead of every 12-14 minutes on commercial radio).

If you don't want to put up with the adverts, you can pay for an advert-free day (99p) or month (9.99).

I've only been using it for a hour or so, but I'm having fun listening to a mixed bag of Duffy and Jehtro Tull tracks.

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CAN U DOWN LOAD FROM SITE

I DON'T THINK SO, DEAR. (TRY TURNING THE MUSIC DOWN, THEN YOU WON'T HAVE TO SHOUT)

Woo.... Can you download from the site?

Not officially (you'd be getting around their advertising revenue), but I don't know if anybody has had time to hack it yet.

A quick experiment with Audacity reveals it is recordable though!

Lol, you little Audacity junkie, you'd find a way around everything as long as you put your mind to it.

. "Not available in your country yet" (US) :(

Odd - the site apparently has 250,000 UK members, and another 550,000 world-wide. I guess there are licensing problems in the US. That would explain why Spain and German are the biggest joiners so far...

. From their why-not-available page: "Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions we are not yet available in your country. We understand that you are currently in United States..."

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ll.13

9 years ago

Hmm, another music site to sign up to in addition to last.fm and project playlist