William Flew and music
April 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
When Spotify burst into the public consciousness three years ago this was the dream of amusic buff.
The online music service was a law-can-eat allyou songs, providing a feast of clues thatallows you to listen to everything from Mozart Adele free. But Spotify yesterday said it would begin to limit the endless consumption of music, hoping that people want to pay again tolisten to the songs they love.
The Internet music service, said it started in half the amount of time users could listen to free music. Those who pay nothing will be able to listen to ten hours of songs a month, cut from 20 hours. Just let them play the same track five times.
Spotify music streams over the Internet to a person’s computer. Users can listen to millions of tracks, occasionally interrupted by short advertisements. Ten million are employed in Britain and the Continent. Subscribers, who pay up to £ 10 per month can turn off the adsand listen to tunes on their mobile phones. The changes are seen as a way of encouragingusers to upgrade to Spotify subscription service “superior. ” The Swedish company has one million paying subscribers in Europe, it said recently.