Rise of Music Streaming Service - Spotify5854444

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Over the previous decade we have seen music streaming services in the business rise tremendously. The concept of music streaming services is to bring you millions of songs, of all genres, for whatever scenario you land yourself in. Streaming services have forced big players like iTunes to follow in their path or unfortunately get left behind. Streaming websites argue they are contributing positively to the industry with the underlying fact that music seems to be growing once more. But like anything else in this world where there is ups, sadly, there must be downs and for streaming web sites this has certainly been the case, particularly over the last couple of year.

Music streaming websites in general all operate in similar methods. The majority enables consumers to use their service for free, with the downside of having to listen to advertising in in between songs, but also have a paid version of the service, exactly where you spend a set price per month or year, and draw in small to no interruption. Streaming services, in short, have banks of music from a wide variety of artists and genres where clients are usually allowed to customize their personal profiles with any music they choose, create playlists of their own and use the services radio setting where they curate songs for you. Before music streaming services began booming, paying a set cost for a single song on iTunes and uploading it on your device seemed to be the most traveled path. In today's age it is clear that streaming services are taking over, from films to music, streaming appears to be the most effective way of operating. There are many streaming services to choose from in our day and age, such as, Pandora, Google Music, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, etc. But I want to concentrate on the player that has impacted the business the most, or so it appears, Spotify.

Spotify, founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, launched in 2008 in hopes of changing the way we listen to music forever. Along with most streaming services, Spotify enables you to search any artist, track, album, genre or playlist to find exactly what you are looking for. Spotify also allows you to "follow" your friends and artists in the industry to see what they are listening to. Spotify partnered up with Facebook where users with Spotify accounts could choose an option where the recent songs they listened to would pop up on their Facebook profile. In my opinion this was Spotify's best choice as far as growing their service. These days, Spotify has 1,500 employees, 75+ millions users, music accessible in 50+ languages and is accessible in an application form on nearly each platform.

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