First there was ‘You Tube’ and ‘Itunes.’ While one allowed you to buy and download your music it proved to be an expensive endeavour; especially when you have a house full of teenagers all having access to instant downloads. On the other hand ‘You Tube’ allowed you to listen to your favourite tunes in the form of a video however streaming all of those videos takes up plenty of your download limit and you have to sit through every man and his dog’s ambition to be the next Martin Scorcese by watching poorly edited video including their ridiculous interpretation of each musicians lyrics! Well the answer to all our problems is here and it is ‘Spotify’!!!
‘Spotify’ is a program that you can download to your computer, similar to itunes. It allows you to search a catalogue of millions of songs, including most of your favourite artists and you can listen to them absolutely FREE! You can create play lists and share them with your friends and subscribe to others lists. If you find a song that you really dig then you can click on start radio and ‘Spotify’ will play 20 other tunes similar to your choice that you may like. I have found hundreds of artist that I usually would never had heard of had I not had my ‘Spotify’ account.
It’s usefulness a teaching tool for both teachers is as significant as the introduction of IPADs into the studio. Check out ‘Spotify’ at www.spotify.com and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask any of the crew at the studio.
Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music. ~Ezra Pound