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Old 23-02-2010, 11:10 AM
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Review: Spotify Premium

David Gilson dips into his wallet to subscribe to the tenner-a-month Spotify Premium, giving him streaming and download access to just about all the DRM-ed music he'd ever want from Spotify's servers. Is it ultimately worth it and how good (or limited) is the mobile (S60) client? Find out in David's detailed Spotify Premium review.

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Old 23-02-2010, 11:44 AM
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As for track availability, I think you'd have to search pretty hard to find something that isn't there
Dont know how much this has changed in the last month or so, but Metallica were the first artist I searched for when I had Spotify on Desktop and none of their albums were available :(

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Old 23-02-2010, 12:23 PM
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Spotify S60

It's a good app. Offline mode is really the key benefit.

We'll see a lot more apps with offline caching and better sync, IMHO.

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Old 23-02-2010, 12:31 PM
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On track availability - you also won't find any Beatles or Led Zeppelin (apart from tribute acts and karaoke albums)

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Old 23-02-2010, 12:50 PM
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Track list not so good

There are some real big omisions on the artist list, I think some labels don't understant the model. For exmaple you can't find any song from:
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
Led Zepelin
Metallica
Peter Gabriel (no LP)
Pink Floyd
The Beatles

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Track availability

I found a lot of smaller acts/artists weren't there, or more worryingly only had some albums available (even when released under one label, so not an issue with licensing). I suspect it depends what you're looking to listen to but I would definitely advise anyone to look into grabbing a free taster and checking discographies available for artists you're interested in before putting down £10. Napster seem to offer a similar service (with Nokia client) but with a significantly higher number of albums (although so far I am yet to bite the bullet).

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Old 23-02-2010, 01:57 PM
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I was under the impression that removing a playlist from the offline list deleted the cache, thats what appeared to happen on mine when I did just that
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Old 23-02-2010, 03:07 PM
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I was under the impression that removing a playlist from the offline list deleted the cache, thats what appeared to happen on mine when I did just that
Thanks Leod_UK, you're quite right. I had e-mailed Spotify's press office about this, but they only replied to me this afternoon, after publication.

Therefore, I've amended the paragraph you referred to, with a direct quote from them.
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Old 23-02-2010, 06:19 PM
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There are some real big omisions on the artist list, I think some labels don't understant the model. For exmaple you can't find any song from:
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
Led Zepelin
Metallica
Peter Gabriel (no LP)
Pink Floyd
The Beatles

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Old 23-02-2010, 07:18 PM
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Unhappy urm ..

DRM .. no thanks ..

even Apple has taken that crap out ..

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Old 23-02-2010, 08:17 PM
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DRM .. no thanks ..

even Apple has taken that crap out ..
Yeah but... Apple charge you a small fortune for a single album - this is a fixed price subscription for access to as much music as you want in that period, they could hardly make that service DRM free or everyone would just join for a month and 'fill their boots'.

It's a bit like comparing SKY+ with an overpriced DVD.

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Old 23-02-2010, 10:25 PM
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Also worthy of mention is that you can sync to 2 mobiles as well as your desktop. So both me and my wife have full access via our mobiles, and the whole family at home, all for £10 per month. I paid more than that for my first CD in 1985!

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