There has been a remarkable increase in the number of music streaming services in the industry over the past decade. You can stream millions of songs from all genres, in whatever circumstance you find yourself in with music streaming services. Streaming services have forced big players like iTunes to follow in their footsteps or be left behind. The streaming websites claim they are contributing positively to the music industry, as the industry seems to be growing again. Unfortunately, as with anything else in life, when there are ups, there must also be downs, and this has certainly been the case for streaming websites over the past few years.
In general, all streaming music services operate similarly. The majority of services allow consumers to use their service for free, but include advertising in between songs, but also offer a paid service, where you pay a set fee per month or year, and you do not hear advertising.
These services offer music from a variety of artists and genres, help users customise their profiles and playlists, and offer a radio option where they curate songs for you. Prior to music streaming services booming, it was typical to pay a set price for one song on iTunes and download it to your device.
Today, it is clear that streaming services are taking over, from movies to music, streaming seems to be the most efficient way to operate. In this day and age, there are many streaming services available, such as Pandora, Google Music, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, etc. However, I want to focus on the player that has impacted the industry the most, or at least it seems to be the case, Spotify.
In general, music streaming sites operate in a similar way. Some offer a free service, with the drawback of having to listen to advertisements in between songs, while others offer a paid service, where you pay a set rate per month or year, and have little to no interruption.
A streaming service provides a wide variety of music from a variety of artists and genres, while customers are generally able to design their own profiles with any music they like, create playlists, and utilise the service’s radio setting to hear music that is curated by the service.
Buying a song on iTunes and downloading it to your device was the most popular way to listen to music before music streaming became popular.
Today, it is clear that streaming services are taking over, from movies to music, streaming seems to be the most efficient way to operate. In this day and age, there are many streaming services available, such as Pandora, Google Music, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, online shopping etc. However, I want to focus on the player that has impacted the industry the most, or at least it seems to be the case, Spotify.
Spotify was founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in 2008 in hopes of forever changing the way we listen to music. In addition to most streaming services, Spotify Pakistan allows you to search for any artist, track, album, genre, or playlist. Additionally, Spotify lets you see what your friends and artists in the industry are listening to by following them.
As a result of a partnership between Spotify and Facebook, users with Spotify accounts can choose to have their recent listening history displayed on their Facebook profiles. In my opinion, Spotify made the right decision as far as expanding their service. Spotify has 1500 employees, 75+ million users, music available in 50+ languages, and applications for almost all platforms.