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Spotify vs. Apple iCloud

Spotify vs. Apple iCloud

Depending on which side of the wall you sit, Apple’s iCloud is either the greatest advance in music technology since the original iTunes or it’s just another (albeit very slick) music locker service. One thing is clear however: the emphasis is still very much on music that you already own. iCloud is not a direct competitor to Spotify: it’s a scan-and-match music locker to compete with Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive, [...]
Music Streaming Options for an Apple Family

Music Streaming Options for an Apple Family

John Lamont is a professional photographer and visual designer based in Central Scotland. A technology expert and father of three, John’s family home is full of Apple products. He currently uses iTunes with some particularly time-consuming steps to make sure everyone in the family gets to listen to what they want. Could Spotify offer a better solution?   A Musical Family John and his family have a wide musical taste, with each [...]
Spotify & Online Music: Survey from Leeds University

Spotify & Online Music: Survey from Leeds University

Richard Pilkington is a music student at Leeds University. His final year paper is on the future on music distribution, where he discusses peer-to-peer downloading, online music streaming services and how musicians are affected by how people access music. Richard’s main case-study is on Spotify and its crusade against illegal downloading. While completing his final paper, Richard has kindly allowed the Pansentient League to share the [...]
New Spotify Apps

New Spotify Apps

UPDATE: both apps described below are currently offline   Two great new web-based applications have arrived to complement Spotify: Spotify Collections, an online personal playlist manager and SpotifiTunes, an app that uploads your artist list from iTunes and creates a webpage with links to Spotify. SpotifiTunes Spotifitunes maps your iTunes library to Spotify to create a personal list of artists. To setup, just upload a file from iTunes [...]
Independent Distributors on Spotify (Updated)

Independent Distributors on Spotify (Updated)

Birmingham-based digital distributors Ditto Music left a comment yesterday (“Spotify Missing Your Favourite Artist“) which I thought was worth promoting here to a full post. Ditto Music offer digital distribution for independent artists and unsigned bands: their retailers include iTunes, Napster, and now also Spotify. Here’s the comment in full: Congrats to Spotify for providing a legal alternative for music lovers everywhere.We [...]
Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

I’ve been looking for the perfect music streamer ever since I got my G1 Android phone and decided that carrying a smartphone and an MP3 player into the shower was just excess baggage. I love my music: at home I have about 200GB of MP3s and a few hundred CDs (not forgetting the boxes of vinyl now in the loft). On the move, I used to take my 30GB MP3 player to listen to at work and on my 30-min walk home every day. I listen to a large [...]
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