BBC Launching Playlister to Rival Spotify
BBC license fee payers will be able to enjoy a full library of songs and recordings stored away online and in the legendary BBC vaults, says the Telegraph. Titled Playlister, it will launch either later this year or in early 2013. Playlister will co-exist alongside the BBC‘s successful iPlayer, which launched in 2007.
Playlister From the BBC
The service, dubbed Playlister, will give licence-fee payers free access to hundreds of thousands of music recordings without paying any additional fees. Details of the scheme are still being thrashed out but it is expected to provide a similar service to the likes of Spotify, which allows users to stream music online. The BBC has talked about the idea of making its vast archive of music recordings public in the past, but has always run into trouble clearing the rights. However, it is understood to be in talks with Spotify and similar music services, such as the French-run Deezer and Apple?s iTunes music store in an effort to side-step the problem.