They Greatest Battle Of Music The World Has Ever Scene!
(Que Mortal Combat Music)
I couldn’t wait for it. The day Spotify came to the US I skipped the invitation list and got the Premium version of Spotify.
My ears have been in love ever since.
Though I pay $9.99 a month for Spotify I didn’t buy the premium version of Pandora. I just felt no need to.
Why would I want to buy Pandora Premium? So I could stop the same Living Social commercial that came on once every hour? That’s OK, “I Like Cupcakes”.
Spotify on the other hand was worth the change. $9.99 a month and you can pretty much get any song or album right then and there; whether mobile or desktop.
There is NO BUFFERING and since I have the Premium version I can save my songs to listen offline. Are you kidding me? I feel like I’m stealing these songs!
…even though I’m paying for them — but you don’t have to pay for them. I just loved the product so much that it was worth it.
Now that I’ve placed Spotify on the highest of high pedestals, I want tell you that I don’t think you should stop using Pandora. Actually, I think you should use Pandora even more!
Pandora has by far the best music algorithm out today. I can say they get the types of songs I want about 85% of the time. That’s crazy good. They even give me songs I would have never found.
Spotify doesn’t really do a good job promoting songs, its more of a “search engine for music”. That’s where Pandora can come in and save the day. If you’ve been using Pandora for awhile, then Pandora knows you. Pandora can guess what you want even when you can’t think of it.
Let me explain how I use my “Spandora Combination”, and I think you should use it too (like that? I made it up myself):
I first go to Pandora and look at all my bookmarked songs, then get them on Spotify. Throughout the day as I’m doing…whatever I’m doing (probably on my laptop)…I will get every song I “thumbs up” on Pandora on my iPhone. Or vice versa, with Pandora on my iPhone and Spotify on my laptop.
This combination is killer and I feel that Apple’s iTunes is going to hurt BIG from this; but who cares, they make like, billions of dollars anyways right?
So, the winner is…
Now you get the best of both worlds. Find music (Pandora), get music (Spotify).