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Spotify Launches in the U.S. Today

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Jul 14, 2011, 7:14 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Spotify announced plans to launch in the U.S market at 8AM eastern time today, after a delay while it worked out licensing deals with U.S. record companies. The service will initially be offered only via invites. Users who get in can stream up to 20 hours of music to a PC for free each month, with several restrictions, such as limits on the number of times tracks can be played and advertisements. Customers can choose to subscribe to two different levels of paid service, for $5 and for $10 monthly, which removes many of the restrictions and offers commercial-free listening. The service will also be available to select smartphones, though at a cost of $10 per month, which includes unlimited streaming and the ability to save DRM'd music for offline listening. Spotify didn't provide details on when the smartphone applications would be available, nor which devices it would initially target.




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Jul 16, 2011, 5:06 PM

To bad...

it's so feraking expensive compared to the competition...

Spotify $5/10/month
Pandora $3/month ($36/year)

well... grooveshark is 6/9 per month which is more expensive than I thought it'd be...

I'll pay $3/month... screw playing $5-10 per month for songs I don't own.
The real question is....how much would anyone PAY for online radio and WHY? I checked out the $36/Year Pandora subscription. The ONLY thing you get for paying this money is ad suppression. You don't get any more skips per hour or anything else. So...
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