Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Jul 2011 19:33 UTC
Podcasts Spotify launched in the US today, to become the third serious provider after MOG and RDIO services that offer unlimited streaming of their catalog for a rather small-ish monthly fee. Napster, Real, ZunePass, Thumbplay (now sold away), also offer a similar service, but they never managed to capture the market the same way. I have used all three services above over the last year (some in a short trial mode, some through lengthy subscription), so here's how I see them go down.
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spotify
by broken_symlink on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:01 UTC
broken_symlink
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2005-07-06

Free spotify seems to be invite only...

edit: i was wondering. does anyone know how spotify compares to grooveshark in terms of catalog size?

Edited 2011-07-14 22:04 UTC

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RE: spotify
by Eugenia on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:08 in reply to "spotify"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

GrooveShark is theoretically unlimited, since it's the users who upload songs, not the service. But the service is under fire from labels (sued), and its mobile apps are ousted from app stores. So I don't see this is as a serious contender to be honest. It might work for those who don't care getting a licensed, consistent-quality service, but not for the rest.

Edited 2011-07-14 22:09 UTC

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RE[2]: spotify
by Casey99 on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:33 in reply to "RE: spotify"
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2011-07-14

Grooveshark has a tremendous following for their free service. Assuming they can win their legal battles, they could become a very difficult competitor.

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