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New U2 album No Line On The Horizon - free for 1 week @ Spotify

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Seen on Crave @ CNET UK http://crave.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic/0,39029432,49301196,00.htm In a move best described as the most epic of all wins, Spotify has secured the exclusive rights to stream fo… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
Seen on Crave @ CNET UK
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic/0,39029432,49301196,00.htm

In a move best described as the most epic of all wins, Spotify has secured the exclusive rights to stream for free U2's long-awaited 12th album, No Line On The Horizon, in the UK and Spain, a full week before its official CD release.

U2 need no introduction, but Spotify may well, and that's what makes this win so much more epic. Spotify is the Swedish start-up we've been praising and loving for months, and streams a massive catalogue of music from all four major labels and a roster of indies, absolutely free.

To snag U2's latest album, which has received rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin and The Observer, as not only an exclusive, but an exclusive to a non-US start-up, is an admirable bolstering of the service as a major player in the streaming music world.

Spotify also recently signed deals with Naxos -- one of the largest classical music labels in the world -- adding 100,000 classical music tracks to the service.

Deals with Naxos and exclusives from heavyweights U2 speak volumes about Spotify's target audience: music fans of all ages, not just freeloading teeny boppers.

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#1
Please note that this is available in streaming only but it's the only legal and official way to listen to it before it's actually released next week, and for free.

I hope all you U2 fans (and others) will enjoy the privilege!
#2
I've been using spotify for the past couple of weeks and it's FANTASTIC! I would say 14 out of 15 songs I search for I find on it (almost instantly). In fact I'm off to listen to U2 now - HOT!
#3
Overpriced!
#4
I don't like U2 but have been using Spotify for quite a while and it's great!
#5
Trickyjabs
Overpriced!

I'll give you a 50% discount! :p
suspended#6
Is it not up on spotify yet though? Just checked and I can't find it. Spotify is definetly worth getting either way though.
#7
Spotify gets blocked in our firewall, I'll try at home when I get there... Thanks god I can access HUKD :p
But that's mainly why I didn't set the expiration date, because I can't check exactly when it starts.
#8
anyone else think 'Get yer guns' nick the riff from Metallica's 'Frantic' bassline?
#9
not huge fan of u2 but will check out this site!
#10
Not really a u2 fan, but what a brilliant media player!! heat added :D
#11
hai2410
Is it not up on spotify yet though? Just checked and I can't find it. Spotify is definetly worth getting either way though.


It works nicely here, straight from the link above. Can you access it now?
#12
When does this start, cuz it's not there yet.
#13
http://www.spotify.com/go/20090223-u2-excl-preview-guardian

ok, you have to go through the link, not search in Spotify. thanks OP.
suspended#14
ChipSticks
http://www.spotify.com/go/20090223-u2-excl-preview-guardian

ok, you have to go through the link, not search in Spotify. thanks OP.


Ohhh right. My bad. :thumbsup:
#15
Cheers for this, I knew spotify were meant to have it but was about to give up after not finding it when searching!

:thumbsup:
#16
Thanks -- forgot I'd already 'Spotified' :roll: :thumbsup:
#17
I clicked though from the link provided but when I click "Get Started" I just get
"Spotify is currently in an invite-only beta, which means you need to have an invitation token to access the service."
Am I missing something?

UPDATE: I am at work and I think that their proxy is located outside of the UK - I think I should be OK when I get home tonight.
#18
Hah, very funny indeed. U2 have done this after their album was accidentally leaked by their own record company.

How ironic that the biggest pro-DRM/anti-piracy band should have their drivel leaked to the internet.
1 Like #19
nice one - tyvm - H&R added
#20
!!!WoW - sPoTiFy Is FaNtAsTiC!!!
#21
Spent a while searching for this on spotify but it doesn't show unless you click the link you have given us. Thanks!
#22
Just come across Spotify and I am AMAZED - death of CDs AND Downloads I think!!! Wow
#23
Seems as though Spotify have some security problems! :S

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/mar/04/online-music-spotify-hacked
#24
LOVE LOVE LOVE Spotify. (btw, they released a new version fixing the security probs)
#25
Kiddson
I'll give you a 50% discount! :p



still too dear

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