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New adventures in hi-fi with Spotify | music news

Spotify is finally here. The leading global music streaming service launched in Australia today.

Local music fans now have three options to listen to 16 million songs in Spotify’s music library. It’s free with ads aired between tracks, $6.99 per month ads-free and $11.99 per month for the premium service which includes the ability to listen to music via mobile devices.

Rival Rdio offers an excellent service (earworm review here) but Spotify’s arrival in the local market looks set to raise awareness and boost the use of music streaming services in Australia.

Existing offerings like JB Hi-Fi’s Music Now and Sony’s Music Unlimited haven’t cut through to the mass consumer market. MOG plans to launch its Australian service via a Telstra partnership in Australian soon.

There will be a full earworm review of Spotify soon plus an interview with the Australian division of Spotify about their plans here.

Meanwhile, here’s a short earworm Spotify playlist featuring songs called Australia.

Warning: contains traces of Jonas Brothers.

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    Posted May 23, 2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Have been waiting ages for Spotify to launch here… so far so good. If only the TV industry moved to this model.