Spotify, a big player in the music industry, has now introduced MP3 purchases.
They originally had it so the software could link you to sites such as 7digital, but it now looks like they are offering direct MP3 purchases.
The new Spotify update allows you to purchase tracks which you can keep forever. They are in MP3 format so they can be placed on any MP3 player or iPod. All purchased music is stored in your music directory and can also be accessed from Spotify.
It looks like the new concept is ran in partnership with 7digital, as the EULA mentions 7digital and their logo is shown.
Looks interesting – I won’t ever use it because I’m going to keep my Spotify Premium membership going as it works seamlessly with my iPod Touch. I doubt many long term Spotify premium users will use the new feature, but it might be handy for free users. Nevertheless, it is a nice addition to Spotify.