What countries is Spotify available in?

Sorry to pinch your FAQ Spotify, but this is the one piece of information that isn’t very easy to find on your site that everyone wants to know:

So here’s the answer:

We’ve released our free advertising supported version in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. In most other countries Spotify Premium is available for purchase.

Spotify is a great streaming music service. Its search facility is brilliant – letting you meander or focus or explore deeper in whatever way takes your fancy.  In short, it fits with how you might want to listen to music at any particular moment.

Its perfect for that quick (embarrassing) foray down memory lane; that mood-themed background for a special evening; for switching to ‘radio’ mode and letting Spotify open up new worlds you would never have otherwise listened to.

I liked it so much that I happily blogged about it for a couple of months and gave away over 400 of the Spotify invites which access to the free service at that point required. An effective use of social media marketing, I thought.

But these days, UK residents can sign up for the ad-supported, free version of Spotify without an invite. Cool!

But the traffic to my blog proves that are a lot of people from a lot of countries who still think they can use Spotify if they get an invite. Either someone at Spotify isn’t getting the message across or they’re enjoying the rest of the world thinking it can get on board…

What do you think?

Spotify invitation: not needed any more with Spotify ‘Open’

Spotify ‘Open’ free to everyone without invitation!

**Ignore the rest of this post and head on over to Spotify!! :-)**

**** old news *****

Yes, that’s right – about 140 Spotify invitations left at this point in time

And they’re yours for the asking.

I know I’ve said it before, but Spotify is about as good as Google Earth – and that’s saying something.  If you’re like me and you love listening to music more than you are obsessed by any single band or style, you’ll love thanksSpotify.

Why? Because it’s the free streaming service that will bring you music you’ve never heard before but will be glad you did.

And it works like an intelligent iTunes: explore from any and every logical angle.  Kick off your own radio station and let Spotify bring you 1950′s Jazz tracks.  Like an artist? Click on their name, explore what else they’ve done.  Like an album?  Click on that album to listen to it like an album.

Like a track? Click on the track to find every version and every appearance and every cover of that track.

Search just by words.  Like ‘Chill’.  Or ‘Karaoke’ (if you’re like me, you’ll end up Burt Weedoning your way through all your favourites..).

It’s great.  No, really it is.  One ad an hour isn’t a problem.  The fact that it’s Moira Stewart reminding me that I’m still waiting for my Self-Assessment PIN number and am likely to miss the deadline, is.

:-)