Spotify step into the ring with new iTunes-killer
Spotify are revamping their music-selling offering and will be bunging out ‘bundles’ of music as well as individual tracks and albums. A bundle of 10 tracks will cost £7.99 (79.9p per track) while a bundle of 100 costs £50 (a very tasty 50p per track).
More significantly, a new version of Spotify will allow you to synchronise your music from your computer to your mobile device – which until now has been a service that has been dominated by Apple’s iTunes.
Helpfully, the synching feature will work over Wi-Fi so you won’t even have to plug your iPod, iPhone or Android device into your computer while you’re updating your library of sounds. Neat. Whether or not users will adopt Spotify’s sync service when they still have to use the likes of iTunes for other non-music syncing will be the acid test though.
We’re also waiting to see how Apple respond to all of this… we imagine they’ll be REALLY COOL about it all, eh readers?
Back to pricing, and Amazon have cut the price of MP3 downloads in the US, bringing them down to 69 cents, compared to the $1.29 that some songs in Apple's iTunes Store sell at. Hopefully, we’ll see similar price cuts here in the UK as the music providers start jockeying for top dog status.
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