I've recently started using spotify; I had thought you had to be invited but was pleasantly surprised to see I could start an account myself.
I looked again as I've got a function band project starting up, and the playlist, while containing a lot of standards I know well, does contain the odd one I don't have a CD for and haven't played live.
I really enjoy immersing myself in bass lines, working out the style, phrasing, touch, so I really fancied finding the original tracks.
I'm allergic to iTunes' quality and as a musician I hate the buy-one-song philosophy as I believe it stifles artist's potential to experiment in an album format and grow.
So when I realised what you could do with Spotify I was really impressed with it as a resource. Got the whole setlist with original recordings in 10 minutes. And now it's a playlist I can use it on the studio machine, plug the laptop into the headphone amp... Nifty.
I'd recommend it to any muso learning tracks.
- Posted on the move