•  paul
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Companies are still trying to sort out this whole living in the cloud thing and how it fits in with their business plans, but in the meantime, there's an immediate benefit to home users: Streaming music. We're not talking about online radio stations or services like Pandora, but YOUR music, stored in the cloud, and accessible from wherever there's an Internet connection. One of the more popular cloud-based music services is mSpot, and things just got a little sweeter.

You can now store up to 5GB of awesome tunes for free on mSpot, which is available on a number of platforms, including iPhone, Android, PCs, Macs, and Internet TV. If you're unfamiliar with mSpot, the way it works is you upload songs from your local storage, and then you can access them in the cloud in a specialized music player. You can sort by song, time, artist, album, upload status, and rating; create playlists; pause and skip songs; and shuffle and repeat songs.

With 5GB of free storage, you can upload your entire collection of Guns N' Roses and Gangstagrass songs, and still have plenty of room left for other awesome bands.

"We think we have a better service than storage lockers with a simple 'player' User Interface - and in order to remove any price barriers we're going to offer 5 GB free storage. Going forward, we expect that the market for storage will be very commoditized and price-driven; but unique music services like mSpot will appeal more to music listeners looking for a complete experience on both the mobile and computer," said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui. "The music locker is only one component of mSpot Music – which is actually a complete cloud music service that will soon include a unique music discovery offering that builds on everything we've learned from our customers over the last year."

mSpot says 5GB should be enough to store around 4,000 songs, which is mighty generous considering it's free. If that's still not enough for your massive song collection, you can purchase an additional 40GB for $4/month.

more luxury! not really a convenient thing to have at times.


So Amazon's cloud service is in direct competition with this product. Yet the Music industry is going after Amazon because of their big name and not a company like this.


"One of the more popular cloud-based music services is mSpot," Assuming this is true, how has the music industry not noticed them? Or is the music industry just choosing to attack Amazon because of its name?