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Six Years of Spotify (Premium)

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Today marks the sixth year that I’ve been a loyal Spotify Premium customer! I actually had a free account for about a year and a quarter beforehand but clearly the adverts got to me. I signed up to Spotify way back in January 2009 when it was still invitation-only in the UK and there was this old logo instead of the fancy new one.

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I remember feeling awesome and ahead of the curve, carefully selecting my 10 friends to send my email invitations to. The reason I eventually upgraded to Premium actually wasn’t anything to do with the adverts. I didn’t mind those so much back then – they were somewhat relevant and pretty infrequent. I’ve been informed that they’ve gotten worse since the good old days, though. No, I upgraded because – and honestly, this really is the reason – I wanted the app on my phone and you couldn’t use it without a Premium account.

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I had loads and loads of playlists – I used to make monthly ones and add a new song every day and people actually followed them, too!

Spotify has really become part of my daily musical life and I can’t imagine ever not having it anymore. It gets just as much, if not more, use than my built-in music app on my phone. Oh, also, I still buy CDs and MP3s before anyone (Taylor Swift) says anything about streaming killing the industry.

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To celebrate six years of Spotify Premium, I’m going to share with you one of the first playlists I ever made – and I genuinely remember listening to it all the time on the train to and from university using the fancy offline mode! Hope you enjoy it!

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