your iPhone all the time.
Finally available in Australia is the music subscription service called Spotify.
The way it works is, you have access to the whole world's (almost)
music and instead of paying for each song, you pay a monthly
subscription. Essentially instead of downloading the songs to your
iPhone (or whatever) you stream them. You do have the ability to save
some songs to be available offline with a premium subscription. I
believe the artists earn a tiny royalty every time a song of theirs
You can use a free version of the service on your PC or Mac which
comes with ads, or pay for the premium service and get a higher
quality of music (higher bit rate) as well as the ability to save
tracks. Your premium subscription service also allows you to access
the music on your mobile devices like iPods and iPhones. In Australia,
this will cost you $12 a month. If you are a large music consumer, and
want to do it legally, Spotify might be just right for you.
If you wouldn't normally spend anywhere close to $12 per month on
music, perhaps you should stick to just buying the tracks you want
from iTunes and using the free Spotify service on your computer to
listen to extra stuff at home or for discovering new artists you may
want to add to your iPod.
It's available for most mobile devices, and you should get a 48 hr
free trial when you sign up with your Facebook account.
I used the two day free trial on my iPhone and was very impressed, and
the desktop version is a keeper. I'm very close to signing up for the
premium service for a couple of months to try it out.