Ryan O’Leary’s Blog

November 2, 2008

Spotify – What’s up with all the hype?

Filed under: Business — Tags: — olearysd @ 3:50 pm

I just learned about this service called Spotify.  Their is a lot of buzz around the company.  Here is how Spotify describes themselves:

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.

We want to connect millions of people with their favorite songs by creating a product that people love to use. We respect creativity and believe in fairly compensating artists for their work. We’ve cleared the rights to use the music you’ll listen to in Spotify.


I signed up for their premium service and couldn’t be more satisfied.  I was listening to old Weezer and Green Day tunes, and also rocking some old Oasis favorites.  Also, my wife and I listed to John Legend’s newly released album… that’s pretty cool.  I also made a few playlists of Jack Johnson tunes, which made working time fly by.  The only hole I was able to see (much like iTunes) is that there weren’t any Beatles songs.  Check it out.  I also have some free invites, so let me know, and I’ll hook you up.


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