The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119028 Message #2577833
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
28-Feb-09 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Spotify - legal music streaming
Subject: Spotify - great, but only for some...
Who is using Spotify? It's an amazing new free facility, based in Sweden, that allows you to listen to an incredible range of music of all sorts.
The bad news for many Mudcatters is, currently it is only available to people in the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway and Finland. (Though there appear to be ways around this...)
No - not downloads, you listen to them on the PC. And it's all legal and OK with the record companies involved. There are occasional ads which aren't much of a nuisance (and you can pay a to get rid of them. I think maybe people in places like the USA and other places might be able to get this paid version.)
Limited when it comes to English folk music (though I came across songs by people such as Walter Pardon and Harry Stubbs), but there's plenty of vintage Americana - Charlie Poole, Blue Sky Boys, in among everything else - Mozart, Georges Brassens, African music, Pushkin or Dante read in the original...
Google Spotify and find out more if you are interested.