Do you ever feel a little down when there’s a new music service that’s sweeping just about every nation except yours? Spotify is a service that allows you to listen to a HUGE library of full songs for free. And it’s totally legal. Of course if you want to download those songs you’ll have to pay, but while you’re at your desk, it’s like having the worlds largest music library.
It’s very easy to do this, and yet I couldn’t find any easy tutorials using google, it’s really just three steps.
1. Access Spotify (http://www.spotify.com) using a proxy server located in one of the supported countries.
As of this writing www.proxify.eu was working. If you have other working suggestions please tell me in the comments.
2. Sign up for an account through the proxy.
After you sign up, proxify will tell you that you have to sign up in order to download the file, if you used something like FoxyProxy, the download will probably be really slow, so don’t do it.
3. Download the program directly and install.
Spotify doesn’t seem to care what country you’re in if you’re just downloading the client, so outside of the proxy access the spotify download through one of these links.
I forgot there is actually a fourth step. This is VERY important, not doing this will keep you from using spotify.
4. Log In and start listening.
I’ve been playing with this recently and am really enjoying it, there Metal selection is quite wide including the full Windir discography and a selection from slightly more “underground” bands like Xasthur. While I didn’t fine any Thorazine or Mucus Membrane, I’m sure they’re working on it.