Last year was a fantastic year for music. Below are my non-exhaustive favourites for the year:-
I’ve been using Spotify for a couple of months now and I have to say that is one of the best music service out there, bar none. Of course, when I said bar none, I meant bar none if you happened to live in the UK.
Unfortunately, customers outside the UK can only select from a limited number of content due to licensing restrictions. This has severely impacted the user experience of the service. I created an account (don’t ask me how) and was presented with an impressive collection of songs. After a few days, the server prompted me that it detected that I was “roaming” and asked if I wanted to change my country in my Spotify user settings.
I did that and I came to regret it as it removed more than 3/4 of the songs that I had put in my playlist. Drats!!!!
But I digress because the reason I’m writing this is because of this:-
Could it really be that Spotify is coming to the iPhone? How about latency over EDGE? Will it work the same way as the desktop client (ie. download music file to local harddisk and then obtain DRM play key from server for every play)? So many questions, so little facts.
Wow…I really can’t wait (even with the limited content now)