I fall for a new song, listen closer and fall for the band, run a search on concert dates, and score! They’re playing in my home town next month. I click purchase; aaaand the show is sold out. Rinse repeat until my forehead is bruised from all the desk banging.
That is until recently, when I downloaded a change-my-life music app combo that lets me know when my favorite artists are playing in the towns near me. Spotify + Songkick is the app mashup of my dreams.
I’m a huge fan of Spotify, the service is similar to Rdio in that it lets you search for particular songs and artists in a vast online database, and simply click to play a new album or a playlist generated by one of your friends. Here’s how it works…
You can download Spotify on their site and choose which service plan you want. With the free service you can access all of your own local music files and millions of tracks on Spotify, plus you can share everything with friends via Facebook integration, but they limit your time and there are ads. Upgrade to their Unlimited plan ($5/mo.) and you get as much time as you want with no ads. Upgrade to their Premium plan ($10/mo.) and you can use Spotify on mobile devices and access playlists even when you’re offline. I subscribed to Premium almost immediately and now I use Spotify several hours a day. I’d rather pay for this than for cable.