/ Source: The Associated Press
PUMP UP THE JAM: Online music-streaming service Spotify is now available in the U.S. as a free or paid service. The free service offers ad-supported access to over 15 million songs on computers, but Spotify is slowly doling out invites. Alternatively, you can pay $5 per month to listen without ads. For $10 per month, you can also listen to music offline and on a smartphone.
THE VERDICT: The free version is great for cheapskates, but if you're a major music fan the $10-per-month plan is worth it. More moderate music listeners who don't want to see or hear ads will like the $5 version.