Music is a huge part of of everyone’s lives. I am pretty certain that 18 hours of my day is spent listening to music, so it’s no wonder I quickly become bored of my playlists on iTunes. After plenty of rumours and much anticipation, the announcement of Spotify launching in Canada last week was music to my ears (pun intended). For quite some time I have had to listen to my American friends gloat about the vast variety of music they had access to via Spotify and over the last seven days I have been thoroughly enjoying the convenience of having millions of songs at my fingertips. Everything from current hits, fave classics and new discoveries…there is literally something to suit every mood.
With so much time commuting in my car and logging km’s on my training runs for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, Spotify has become my new best friend on the road and I have also been enjoying listening to endless selections of tunes while working from my computer. When you train as much as I do, it’s important to have music that compliments your workout. Spotify has a genre specifically just for this, where they have brilliantly categorized playlists for everything from cardio, HIIT, dance workouts, yoga, crossfit mixes, marathon training and various run mixes based on tempo/pace/BPM’s. My friends at Nike have teamed up with Spotify to create an official Run Nike Women account which houses tons of training playlists and the ultimate playlist for race day, which you can be found here if you have already signed up for your account.
Although I am a huge music fan and well versed on many genres, it’s always cool to stumble on new artists and this is a great way to discover new music. The program/app’s discover page helps you out by suggesting new music based on what you’re currently listening to…and this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also get social and share music on Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and your blog and get entertained for hours with Spotify radio. You can get all of this and more for free but if that’s still not enough, you can always upgrade to a premium account for only $9.99 per month which allows you to download music so you can listen offline in high quality audio with no ad interruptions and no commitment.