Spotify is a music listening site. It allows users to listen to their favourite songs, create playlists and share these with their friends. The concept is a lot like Apple’s ping which was released in 2010 but the restrictions on this website meant that it never took off.
Spotify gives the user two options when it comes to usage. Listen to all your music free, but, endure the regular adverts that pop up between your songs which Spotify are making money off. Or, pay the subscription fee of £9.99 a month. Allowing you, unlimited music, offline and online, high quality audio and the money-maker, no adverts.
In the music industry nowadays, artists do not make as much as they could on their song. We all are guilty of streaming and downloading albums that just came out from the internet. Spotify has opened a new platform to listen to new and old music whilst crediting the artist and making money for them and making money for Spotify.
This way of working around copyright and other restriction is perfect. The platform which allows you to listen to all of your music, for free (if you so desire) but whilst still making money for the artist and not infringing any copyright laws, now that’s a well thought out platform.