Spotify is serial entrepreneur Daniel Ek new online music start-up.  Before I tested it I thought that the world just did not need another online music platform but now that I am using I changed my mind.  With a really simple process you download and install their application, just like you download Skype, you login and can listen to all the music you like.  Analogies?  Spotify is like iTunes but with on-demand. It’s like Joost, but for music!  It´s like Pandora without the need to vote and with your ability to listen to music anytime you want.  It´s like Last FM without the community.


At Spotify you listen to what you want when you want but don’t own the music and you don’t pay for music. Knowing what you are listening to and the kind of music you like more, Spotify will eventually serve ads just like a normal radio, but with the added benefit of context and mood targeting.

The application looks just great, really simple, quick, easy. From the main screen you can listen to the Radio, selecting the years and musical genres you’d like to hear. A simple search box lets you find all your favourite artists. At any time you can drag a song to one of your playlists, like you would do on iTunes. You can also click on the name of an artist and read his biography, reviews, listen to his top hits or albums (the database looks huge).

You click on an album and you can listen to it, just like it was on your hard drive. You can also listen to the Artist Radio which will feature music from artists similar to the one you were looking at. It’s probably the best way to discover new music, and it’s addictive!  Spotify learns about your listening preferences and recommends you new music in Radio and Artist Radio. It doesn’t have all the social features of services like, another really interesting music streaming service, but will soon work with existing social platforms. It’s currently in private beta.  Write to me and I maybe able to get you invites.

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David CC on November 14, 2007  · 

Hola Martin!
Estoy interesado en la Beta, me podrias pasar una invitacion?

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neok on November 14, 2007  · 

Hi Martin,
Would appreciate if you could invite me for the private beta.

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Allen Gelberg on November 14, 2007  · 

This sounds amazing! Can I do a Beta-test for a limited period?

Thank you,


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Pablo on November 14, 2007  · 


Bueno… yo también estoy interesado en la beta. ¿Te quedará alguna invitación extra para mí?
Hasta el año pasado usaba Pandora, y me encantaba, pero ahora ya no se puede acceder desde Argentina (probablemente se pueda acceder con algún proxy de USA, pero en tal caso el streaming sería serguramente horrible).

Muchas gracias, desde ya.


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Ilan Abehassera on November 14, 2007  · 

Hello Martin,

You totally sold the concept to me! Can I please have an invitation to the private beta? I will make a great use of it, for sure!


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Caspar on November 14, 2007  · 

Hi Martin

Nice review, makes me wanna test it over and over.
Is it possible to get a private-beta invitation through you?


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gabriel on November 14, 2007  · 

Martin, did you know about the opensource Joost called miro?

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Pablo on November 15, 2007  · 

Hola Martín,

Podrías conseguirme una de esas invitaciones? Gracias y enhorabuena por tu blog!

Saludos. Pablo

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Francesco Cardi on November 15, 2007  · 

Hello Martin,

I’m very interested too. Could you please share with me an invite to spotify?

By the way, I didn’t read anything from you on both Oink’s and Demonoid’s shut down …


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Cristian on November 15, 2007  · 

Estaria muy bueno poder conseguir alguna de esas invitaciones!

Saludos desde Buenos Aires.

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Steve Ross on November 15, 2007  · 

If you have any more passes for the private beta I would love to try it.

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andres on November 15, 2007  · 

Yo tambien quiero una!

Gracias Martin.


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Salvador on November 15, 2007  · 

Yo tambien usaba Pandora..

Podrías mandame una invitación.


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Michael Meister on November 15, 2007  · 

Hey Martin, I heard my friednd David talk about the service a lot and I’d love to try it too.. Tack så mycket!!

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Miguel A Manrique on November 16, 2007  · 

Please Martin, send me a invitation, thks.

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denis on November 17, 2007  · 

it sounds good, but i think it is better because you don’t need to download a soft…

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Henrik Ahlen on November 18, 2007  · 

Hello Martin, I did not get a chance to speak to you at SIME, enjoyed your brief investor panel but had hope you would appear in your own session. I will go to LeWeb3, so perhaps we will bump into each other there.

If you still have beta invites to Spotify, please send me one:

/Henrik 🙂

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Charles Liebert on November 19, 2007  · 

Hi Martin,

Hopefully, I’ll have more times to share my view on Fon and the growth of its community when we meet again @ the Web3…

Spotify looks to me as another anti-bizness Blockbuster, & I have no doubt it will suceed 😉

Hope to be able to test it soon… Of course if Daniel Ek ou yourself don’t mind to send me an invitation, I’ll be very pleased 😉


cheers ;op

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Uri L. on November 20, 2007  · 

Lots of requests so far…would be glad to try it as well, when new invites will be available.

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Zubin on November 22, 2007  · 

hey martin
i would really like to join spotify, so can u plz send an invitation for me

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q-biq on November 25, 2007  · 

would love to get an invite..

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o-need on December 2, 2007  · 

Please i would love to try the private beta! my friend has it, but he cant send invitations! i have tested it at his home ^^love it! please sen me 1 invitation!

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Russ on December 18, 2007  · 


Would love a Spotify invite if you have one to spare.



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Daniel Kowalewski on December 29, 2007  · 

This really sounds interesting! Would like to get an invation to try out if it can cover the wide taste for diffrent music-genre’s.

Please send me an invation at
Would be really grateful!

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Martin on January 2, 2008  · 

Would love to get an invite.



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willian on January 20, 2008  · 

Hello 🙂

Please should u invite me? 😉

Thanks so much.

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John on January 22, 2008  · 

hi, martin! I’m from Brazil and I need this invitation to spread this new technology for the region. Here pandora doesn’t works, man! please, and I’m very pleased by now! hugs

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Daniel H. on January 25, 2008  · 

Hey there,

i am curious about spotify for a while now and it would be really great if you could get me an invitation. Thanks a lot. 🙂


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Vinod on January 28, 2008  · 

Can you spare an invite to spotify. I am really interested in trying this out.
Thank you very much.

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Wayne on January 29, 2008  · 

Hi there

I have been trying to get a invite from all over the place. Sounds like a great product and i really wanna start using it! 🙂
If you have an invite please send it my way.

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Sydney on January 31, 2008  · 

Wow! I’ve just downloaded Joost and it is absolutely amazing! thanks for the scoop on that X3 If Spotify is like Joost I would be elated if you could send an invite my way.
Arigato 😀

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Henning on February 7, 2008  · 

Hello there, nice post. As I’m commenter no 32 I doubt you have a invitation code left, do you? I would be really happy to get one, if so: stoerk [at]

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mark on February 11, 2008  · 

Heh… comment number 33, if you have any left can you throw me an invite at myoungren -at-

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Silenoz on February 26, 2008  · 

Hey! Spotify is awesome! I would greatly appreciate it if you sent me an invite:

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Gary on February 28, 2008  · 

Hi there. Spotify is really an amazing application. Thanks for your share.
If you have any invitations left, please send me an invite at xpresso[at] Thank you.

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Jonas rangsjö on March 1, 2008  · 

Hello, I would love to have an invite for spotify beta test. This would be awsome. Please send me if you want to share your treasure.

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Mike Faz on March 1, 2008  · 

Hi Martin
Spotify looks excellent and i would be most grateful if you could send me an invitation. Your’e a star!

Many Thanks
Mike F

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maki on March 19, 2008  · 

hey.I would love to get an invite.

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Martin on April 9, 2008  · 

Hi there
I have been searching for an invite to spotify for quite some time now and would really appreciate if you could get me one.

Cheers Martin

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ADF on April 16, 2008  · 

So here I am, months later rummaging the net and really neeeding to get my hand on an Spotify invite. If you, dear stranger would happen to have one, please be so kind and let me into the would-be wonderous world of Spotify!

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tobbe on April 22, 2008  · 

hi, if someone got an spotify invite i would be really happy to get one, i can give an torrentleech invite for the help =)
Best regards

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Emma on May 4, 2008  · 

Hi Martin!

I’ve tried Spotify once in a store here in Sweden, and would be more than grateful if i could have a invite to a Beta-version. I hate to just ask for it and have nothing to offer you, but I would own you for life, if there’s anything I could do for you. It would really make my day!

Best regards Emma

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Richard Cousins on May 19, 2008  · 

Hi good review!

I would love an invite if you or anyone else has one! Thanks!


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Futs on June 20, 2008  · 

I’d be most happy if you could send me an invitation.

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Anders on July 5, 2008  · 

If you have an invite left please save my day

Best regards

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wyctim on July 7, 2008  · 


Really cool review, can I get an invite to Spotify? Thanks.

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Veronica on July 22, 2008  · 

I would really like to try this out! IF you have any invitations over, I would be happy to get one.


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Billy on July 30, 2008  · 

I’ve been researching this and it looks FANTASTIC. I would love an invite to the beta.

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Freddie on September 7, 2008  · 

My friend is a beta tester for spotify.. I would also like to give it a go.. Can you please send me an invite? //Cheers

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Matt on September 16, 2008  · 

I don’t really know what we have to wait from Spotify, since websites like already offer free and legal music-on-demand, on a veeeery vast catalogue! What else?

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Neetesh on October 12, 2008  · 

Hey can you please send me a invite?

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Daniel on October 16, 2008  · 

Spotify really looks great! You´d make my day (or even month!) if you send me an invite!


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Euterpe on October 17, 2008  · 

I’m so curious about Spotify.
Could u send me an invitation?
Thanks so much…




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Peter on October 23, 2008  · 


Like your analogies! Would be great to try if possible.


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benfica on October 26, 2008  · 

hi i would love an invite please,

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arturas on November 1, 2008  · 

i would appreciate for invitation….:)

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Tjockiskatten on November 2, 2008  · 

I’d love to get an invite if you have any left. Thanks =)

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kjubz on November 9, 2008  · 

I heard a lot of great things about spotify, and I think that it’s the thing I’ve been looking for. Unfortunately, no one has invites (at least among my friends), so if you come up to some extra invites, I’d really love one.

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Dan on November 11, 2008  · 


If anyone has an invite left i´d love one.


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