The end of the (music) world as we know it

Spotify is one of my favourite subscription services in the world. Even as a poor, struggling student, I still pay a monthly fee to Spotify to give me access to their content. Now if someone offered me the content of Spotify, with the same quality and ease of use as the Spotify app I would snap it up in a heart beat. But the fact of the situation is that that isn’t a possibility. The fact that Spotify charges its customers mean that they can afford to pay bigger artists to have their music on the Spotify site, it also means they can upgrade there app both on the phone and on the computer, making it easier to use and offering better features to its customers. If Spotify didn’t charge for its content, not only would they loose out on money, so would the artists who’s songs we listen to on there. This would ultimately effect the music industry, lesser known artists would be making any revenue from there songs so wouldn’t be able to make a career and bigger artists would stop letting Spotify use there music, effectively making the fact that it is free obsolete. Who wants a free music streaming service if none of the music you want to listen to is on it. Free music streaming would ruin small artists careers, annoy big artists and stop them supply there music and ruin the point of having a free music service.

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  1. You say:”Free music streaming would ruin small artists careers, annoy big artists and stop them supply there music and ruin the point of having a free music service.” This is true, but Spotify faces a great deal of competition from the pirate web sites where you can listen to music for free. I don’t use Spotify, so I don’t know if you can find every artist on there if you pay. But, for example, on VK (it is pirate) you can find almost every performer and almost every song from big artists and you can use free Soundcloud to listen to less known artists or less popular genres.
    I think, music industry now changes its focus from selling the music itself to earning from performances and concerts. So it adapts to the current market conditions.

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