London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new website, called Spotify, is all set to change the way we listen to music - it will offer almost eight million songs, and that too without paying a single penny.
With all four major record labels backing it, the new Spotify service, allows people to listen to almost any commercial single or album for nothing.
"I've never come across a service that is so easy to use and has got so much stuff available," Sky News quoted Andrew Harrison, a music writer on Word Magazine, as saying.
He added: "This is the first time I've looked at my iPod and gone - do I really need you any more?"
Music lovers just have to download some software, and they can listen to the tracks as many times as they.
The only thing one cannot do is downloading the songs.
One may have to bear with a few adverts, but it's possible to upgrade and pay a subscription to remove them.
The brainchild of a Swedish company, Spotify has got the full backing of the record industry, which gets a small royalty payment and a big shop window.
Paul Bursche from Sony Music said: "We've gone for it because it's a compelling service that offers its users a great offering - which is all the music you can handle.
"And from our side, for the business, for the artists, the artists get something back, they get paid for that exposure."
However, there are some exceptions to the free-for-all-despite 10,000 new songs being added to Spotify every day, it is hardly understocked.
Already, Spotify is being touted to become as big as YouTube.
And if it could be widened to work on wireless devices like Blackberries and iPhones you can have eight million free songs on your phone, while an iPod might just put 30,000 tracks in your pocket. (ANI)