Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Music Please

About a month ago a friend invited me to use Spotify. Apparently it's all the rage in the UK. So, I looked at it. I thought it had some cool music, but than gave it up. I almost uninstalled it because I wasn't sure what purpose I would use it for.

For the past few years I have been depending on iTunes for my music fix. I had set up a small budget each month to buy new music when I wanted it. I always used that money very carefully. I made sure I wanted the song in my library forever. Basically, it had to be a song that I just could not live without.

Back to my story. I went back on Spotify one day because I was looking to see if they had a certian song that I didn't really want to buy, but I did want to listen to for bit. Then it struck me, "If this app is going to let me listen to whatever songs I want, why won't it let me make a playlist?"

I right clicked on the song and guess what? I could add it to a playlist.

Even better, it pulled in my iTunes songs and playlist. I had a playlist already going that I called "writing music" and suddenly I could add any song I wanted for *free. Let me tell you, it is awesome.

The launch page shows you new music everyday and I have been adding songs like crazy. Songs that I have loved forever and never bought, songs that I like today that may not like tomorrow, and songs that I would have bought anyway. It is music heaven. I'm not even getting paid for writing this, that's how much I love it.

If you're a music lover, I would go take a look.

I leave you with song that I probably wouldn't have bought, but I love listening to. The lyrics are good for deep preponderance, and it has a catchy tune.

See-ya on the flip side. (Yes, I am a nerd)

*There are occasional ads, and the songs you can add are limited to the Spotify library, but the library is HUGE. (Spotify logo found via Google Images)


Steph Schmidt said...

Sounds like another alternative to Pandora. I love how many free options for music keep popping up. Makes writing easier when the budget for new music isn't a worry.

Ava Jae said...

I've heard of Spotify--sounds pretty interesting. How's the music quality? (Audio wise--as in sounds great like iTunes music, decent like Pandora streaming or not-so great like radio music.)

J. A. Bennett said...

@Steph - I agree, a must for starving novelist!

@Ava - It's great like iTunes, another reason i love it!

Brenda Sills said...

Wow thanks! How awesome of you to tell us about this! I love music and it would be so great to have access to so many songs. I'm a fellow campaigner - I'm not in your groups, but I wanted the fun of getting to know more writers. It's so great to meet you!

Abby Fowers said...

I LOVE THIS SONG! I have not even heard of spotify. Apparently I need to check it out! Sounds great, and as much as I love iTunes it can get expense and that annoys me! Thanks for sharing!

*this song will officially be in my head all day* And that's cool cause I love it!

Sarah Pearson said...

Somebody else mentioned this, and I meant to check it out but forgot. Thanks for the reminder :-)

V said...

Spotify is not available in my country :(

Jenny S. Morris said...

I usually just listen to Pandora or Jango. My husband already has a huge itunes libary, but I will have to check this out.

I love this song.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I can't say I'm a music LOVER exactly, but this sounds really awesome! I'm going to have to check it out for those times when I need to tune out a really chatty room.

Kerri Cuev said...

Best song EVA!! I tagged you on my blog :)

J. A. Bennett said...

@Brenda - It is a real life saver when you need on the spot inspiration!

@Abby - It's so great isn't it? And yes you need to check it out!

@Sarah - go, NOW!

@V - So sad!! I know you would love it! I am seriously bummed for you.

@Jenny - You don't even need to use iTunes you just create whatever playlist tickles your fancy :)

@Peggy - It has soundtracks and stuff too, not just popular music, because I know some people will only listen to instrumental when they write.

@Kerri - I'm really diggin' it right now thanks for the award!

Christa said...

Have we discussed if you've read Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist??? It is vital that you read it.