Spotify is a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service offering streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB, the service had approximately ten million users as of 15 September 2010, about 1,000,000 of whom were paying members. The service is, as of July 2011, only available in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.The system is currently accessible using Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Telia Digital-tv, and mobile devices running iOS (iPod/iPhone/iPad), Android, Windows Mobile, S60 (Symbian), webOS, and Sonos.Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.Users can register either for free accounts supported by visual and radio-style advertising or for paid subscriptions without ads and with a range of extra features such as higher bitrate streams and offline access to music. A paid Premium subscription is required to use Spotify on mobile devices. Subscriptions are restricted to people with credit/debit cards or PayPal accounts registered in certain countries.This book is your ultimate resource for Spotify. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know.In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Spotify right away, covering: Spotify, 44,100 Hz, A Folk Song A Day, ABX test, AC97, ADAT, ADAT Lightpipe, ADX (file format), AES-2id, AES/EBU embedded timecode, AES3, AES51, Alesis ADAT HD24, ArtistAloud.com, Audio bit depth, Audio CD, Audio compression (data), Audio converter, Audio Interchange File Format, Audio over IP, Audio Stream Input/Output, Audio watermark detection, Automatic Volume Limiter, AWAL, Bit Rate Reduction, Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Broadcast Wave Format, Buzzgrinder, Clickradio, CMX (file format), CobraNet, Codec listening test, Compact Disc, Complementary Randomized Integrated Sensing and Processing, Connect Player, Core Audio Format, Dante (networking), DBFS, Dbx Model 700 Digital Audio Processor, Devplayer, Digital audio, Digital Audio Learning Objects, Digital Audio Stationary Head, Digital Audio Tape, Digital audio workstation, Digital Compact Cassette, Digital Living Network Alliance, Digital mixing console, Digital Sound Factory, Digital sound revolution, Digital speakers, Ditto music, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, Dolby Laboratories, The Echo Nest, Edcast, Electronic skip protection, Ensonido, Environmental audio extensions, Epitonic, Expensive Tape Recorder, FairPlay, Feiyr, File Streaming Technology, Fluxblog, FreeCast, Full scale, Game Boy Sound System, Gapless album, Gapless playback, Gens Sound Record, GSIF, Guvera, GYM, Hi-MD, Hudson Entertainment System Sound Format, ITunes, ITunes Ping, JetAudio, Juice (aggregator), MP3 Surround, MP3.com, Mp3blaster, Mp3HD, Multichannel code, Music on demand, Music Reports, Musicadium, MusicStation, Native processing, NES Sound Format, Non-linear editing system, Objective Difference Grade, Omnifone, Optical recording, PCM adaptor, PEAQ, Peercasting, Piano roll, PLS (file format), Podcast, Podcast Awards…and much more.This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Spotify. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Spotify with the objectivity of experienced professionals.