Spotify coming to your mobile phone – but at a price

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spotify-mobile.jpgGood news: Yes, Spotify is indeed coming to mobile phones. Bad news: we’re going to have to pay for it. These were the words from the horse’s mouth when Spotify CEO Daniel Ek spoke at The Great Escape music conference over the weekend.

The word is that very few people – certainly in the UK – have signed up for Spotify’s £9.99 a month Premium service and this is just the kind of value content that’ll make people change their minds. Ek also dropped a large one that there’ll be some other bits and pieces to beef the package up in terms of social networking, exclusive track access and, most interestingly, music recommendations. He said:

“We definitely want to have music recommendations, but we would never recommend tracks ourselves.

“I’d love to work with someone like Last.fm and in a couple of days you’ll see an announcement for something like that.”

Well, the best way to work with some like Last.fm is to actually work with Last.fm and I’ve got a tenner down says that’s what we’re going to hear.

So, what do you think? Will you pay for Spotify on the go, given that it’ll probably work out side of connectivity too? Or has it just become the same as any old service with this announcement. Let us know in the comments – YES! THEY’RE BACK ON!!!!!

(via Brand Republic)

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  • Over Wi-Fi this has novelty value, although when within range of Wi-Fi you’ll be using the computer based equivalent of the service anyway, over the air – forget about it.

    My service provider gives me 200mb under ‘fair usage’. This service would cane that in days (if that) and then wind up costing me a small fortune.

    Not only that but if you check the policies on your data plans you’ll probably find that streaming any content whatsoever is actually a breach of the terms of service.

  • I think this is the game changing moment for Spotify. I am sure they will get many more subs via mobile than they ever will via a PC. It’ll mean all those iPhone docks will now be able to access huge amounts of tracks which is a quick and elegant solution that will suit many people.

    It’ll be interesting to see if they throw in anything else too. Free PC subs to Spotify is a given, but I wonder if they have any suprises to make the package even more compelling

    • You can bet that Last.fm recommendation service will cost. The only other hints were behind the scenes content and exclusive access to tracks before their official release.

      £9.99 seems like a fair old whack to shell out for if you ask me. Rather makes me think back to Torrents, especially as the Spotify catalogue ain’t much to write home about.

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