Some have painted Spotify as the final answer in preventing music piracy.
But, I’m not sure if what Spotify really does is prevent the need for it altogether? Because I’ll be honest. I was a regular iTunes buyer who hasn’t purchased a single song since I signed up for Spotify.
Why? Because now I can stream nearly any song I want. Not on a mobile device without paying for it of course. And perhaps if I purchase this premium subscription, it will roughly counter the amount I had been spending on iTunes? But is that their break-even plus game plan? Or are the record companies content to make their money on solely extracurricular concerts, merchandise and more?
And for those non-paying users, I suppose they are forced to listen to the occasional advertisement. Hmm…maybe they did solve it?