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Spotify turns up the heat on Apple

4 May 2011 Last updated at 12:21 BST

Online music service Spotify is turning up the heat on Apple as it aims to create an alternative to iTunes.

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones says the company is extending many of its services - including an iPhone and iPod app - to non-paying members, and is encouraging customers to import their music collection into Spotify, rather than Apple's system.