So I recently came across this Swedish software called Spotify. It's free and has a huge library of classical music. Link > www.spotify.com
This is how spotify descibe themselves:Spotify is a new way to listen to music
Any track you like, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Any artist, any album, any genre - all available instantly. With Spotify, there are no limits to the amount of music you could listen to. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.
Sound good, i know, there is more:Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: 10 million tracks and counting. You can create as many playlists as you like from this collection - just drag and drop the tracks you want.
And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. You can listen at any time, no matter where you are. Through your computer or your mobile phone. So
basically there is a free version and a premium version (costs 99 swedish krouns/month).
The things you gain with premium is:
- A higher quality music (barely noticealbe),
- No commercials - in the free version there are 10 - 60 second commercials after you listen to about 10 - 20 songs, I'm not really sure how it works.
- Being able to hear prereleased albums (about 1 week before the world premiere), this wouldn't interest many of you though sice there aren't really any composers using this feature.
I'm sticking with the free version, the commercials can be a little annoying somethimes but you don't have to listen to them if you just crank the volume down when they interrupt your listening.Notice
: Spotify does not support some countries, meaning that if you're in one of these countries you wont be able to create an account. This was my problem.
It's actually really easy to bypass this by just entering the website through a proxy server located in sweden or any other EU country.