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Spotify vs. BitTorrent: Which Is Better?

For some people, the mind-shift from CD to digital MP3 is still too much to handle. They’re set in their ways and don’t want “none of that downloading.” For others, the impulse is to jump straight to a bit-torrent index site like The Pirate Bay, isoHunt or Demonoid for all their music needs. They’ve downloaded music for years – it’s free! it’s easy! – so why change now? Well, if you can put up with a few commercial breaks, the free version of Spotify gives you a whole heap of other advantages over bit-torrenting. Here’s how.

Confessions of a Music Pirate

pirateMister Double-X is a 30-something married father of two with a full-time job in the IT industry. He owns a 4-bedroom house, drives a BMW, and plays football once a week. Mister Double-X is also a habitual music pirate. Until very recently, The Pirate Bay would be his first port of call whenever he felt like listening to some new (or old) music. But thanks to Spotify, he has begun the slow withdrawal and is weaning himself off the torrents and onto more legitimate sources. I interviewed Mister Double-X to find out more about his music habits.

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