spotifyThat’s MY tunes, not iTunes.

I have a really big collection of CDs (as does my husband); but I’m not as good as he is in actually pulling them out and listening to them. Plus, I am mainly unmotivated to buy new CDs, unless I am supporting a friend.

So, how do I listen to both the oldies I love and the new music I want to explore?


If you haven’t tried Spotify, you are missing out.

  • They have a huge inventory of music.
  • You can create your own play list – by song or by album.
  • You can create folders to categorize your play lists for easier access.
  • You can share with and follow your friends’ playlists.
  • They even have karaoke songs.

On my Spotify, I have Bette Midler, lots of cast recordings, Get Set Go, Andy Breckman, Brian Setzer and Buster Poindexter, Ian Drury, Forbidden Broadway, KT Oslin, Kathy Mattea, Manhatten Transfer, Martin Mull, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pentatonix, Rodriguez, Saffire, etc., etc., etc.

And yes, Ky, they have Newsies.


That’s right kiddos. It’s free.

If you use the free version, every few songs, you will have to listen to an ad.  On your desktop, you can listen to any song they have any time you want.  On your mobile device, you can listen to songs by artists, albums and playlists in shuffle mode.

If the ads drive you nuts, or if you wish to have more control on your mobile device, you can upgrade for $9.99 a month.

I do my listening at home, on my desktop, and ads don’t bother me. So I enjoy Spotify, just the way I want it, for free, free, free.

AND with Spotify the artists get paid for each play! Just a smidge of a payment, but they do get paid.

So if you haven’t checked it out yet, I do recommend Spotify. It’s just a great service and a great way to try new music or listen to your favorite oldies without breaking the bank.

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