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Spotify Open Changes

krazie2004 Avatar
5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
So Spotify have announced that they will be limiting their 'Spotify Open' services (1st post):

Basically as of May 1st, 'Open' users who signed up before November 2010 will be limited to:

- Play each track for free up to 5 times.
- Total listening time will be limited to 10 hours per month.

For those you signed up after Nov 2010, these changes will take place after 6 months.

Does anyone know of any alternatives to Spotify?
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krazie2004 Avatar
5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Here’s how the changes will work:

New Spotify users will be able to enjoy our unrivalled free service as it is today for the first 6 months.

As of May 1st, any user who signed up to the free service on or before November 1st 2010 will be able to play each track for free up to a total of 5 times.

Users who signed up after the beginning of November will see these changes applied 6 months after the time they set up their Spotify account.

Additionally, total listening time for free users will be limited to 10 hours per month after the first 6 months. That’s equivalent to around 200 tracks or 20 albums.


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Edited By: krazie2004 on Apr 16, 2011 12:42
[admin] 1 Like #2
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)
#3
juliet_bravo
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)


Last time i was on grooveshark was a mess. There was songs missing from albums. Some artists had the same song with different names. Multiple versions of the same album appeared. One artist i listened to had a track that finished midway through the song. Some artists had songs with different bands listed as there own.
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krazie2004
[quote=] Does anyone know of any alternatives to Spotify
Just download everything.

The record companies should look at things like Spotify as a great way of advertising their product. Instead, they just think people are just getting something for nothing so they make Spotify place stupid restrictions like this on their service in an effort to make people sign up for the premium service so they can get a cut.
[mod]#5
Is it not only £5 a month?!
#6
dungavel
juliet_bravo
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)


Last time i was on grooveshark was a mess. There was songs missing from albums. Some artists had the same song with different names. Multiple versions of the same album appeared. One artist i listened to had a track that finished midway through the song. Some artists had songs with different bands listed as there own.


It's still that way. I'm pretty sure I read that content is user-uploaded. Which explains why the tagging is crap and songs are missing.

£4.99 a month for Spotify Unlimited is pretty reasonable. I think £9.99 for the Premium service is a bit much though - you're paying double just for the privilege of streaming to your mobile.

Edited By: oldmanhouse on Apr 16, 2011 13:26
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oldmanhouse
dungavel
juliet_bravo
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)


Last time i was on grooveshark was a mess. There was songs missing from albums. Some artists had the same song with different names. Multiple versions of the same album appeared. One artist i listened to had a track that finished midway through the song. Some artists had songs with different bands listed as there own.


It's still that way. I'm pretty sure I read that content is user-uploaded. Which explains why the tagging is crap and songs are missing.

£4.99 a month for Spotify Unlimited is pretty reasonable. I think £9.99 for the Premium service is a bit much though - you're paying double just for the privilege of streaming to your mobile.


oldmanhouse
dungavel
juliet_bravo
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)


Last time i was on grooveshark was a mess. There was songs missing from albums. Some artists had the same song with different names. Multiple versions of the same album appeared. One artist i listened to had a track that finished midway through the song. Some artists had songs with different bands listed as there own.


It's still that way. I'm pretty sure I read that content is user-uploaded. Which explains why the tagging is crap and songs are missing.

£4.99 a month for Spotify Unlimited is pretty reasonable. I think £9.99 for the Premium service is a bit much though - you're paying double just for the privilege of streaming to your mobile.


It depends on how much music you listen to as to whether you think it is reasonable or not. Would I rather pay £9.99 a month and listen to whatever music I want or buy the equivalent albums for way over that? £9.99 a month for all the music I want is very good value.
#8
juliet_bravo
I use http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/popular which I was introduced to by a certain Scottish moderator :)


Thanks will have a look :)


dunfyboy
krazie2004
[quote=] Does anyone know of any alternatives to Spotify

Just download everything.

The record companies should look at things like Spotify as a great way of advertising their product. Instead, they just think people are just getting something for nothing so they make Spotify place stupid restrictions like this on their service in an effort to make people sign up for the premium service so they can get a cut.


100% agree with you... Greedy music companies.

I wouldn't mind paying £5 a month but it's the principle. Surely spotify has more members than ever before putting less restrictions on the user rather than more?

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