The story behind this article is a combination of my own personal experience, the news of the week, and Spotify’s own blog posts and commentary.
This is a story about Spotify and how we’ve built a service that lets you listen to music for a fraction of what you pay for on traditional record labels.
It all started with my friend and fellow hip-hooray blogger, Justin Boggs.
He’d heard about Spotify, and was excited to find out more about it.
“I was intrigued by Spotify, because I’ve always wanted to have an easier way to get music on my computer, but I had no idea how much it cost,” Boggd said.
Boggs was hooked on Spotify’s free music service, and decided to try it out.
After a few weeks, he realized that he could stream a lot of music at a reasonable price.
“Spotify is just a great platform,” Baggs said.
“You can play a lot more than what you’d expect to, and you can listen to a lot faster than you might expect.
You can listen for hours and hours.””
I have a feeling that it’s going to become the new way of getting music,” Biggs continued.
“If you want to have more music on your computer, you’re going to want to do that with Spotify.”
So he launched Spotify on December 13, 2012, and, within 24 hours, the service was downloaded more than 1.5 million times.
“I was hooked,” Biggs said, “and my friends and I just started listening to music.”
In early 2015, Boggson realized he wanted to try something similar for music streaming, and the next day, he started his own music streaming service.
“There was a lot that I wanted to do,” he said.
Boggsss decided to launch his service in August of this year.
Spotify’s current plan is to launch three new services, each with its own pricing model.
Each of those plans is designed to cover a different type of music consumer.
In the future, he plans to offer a monthly subscription plan, with all of his songs priced at $10.
Spotify also plans to charge users a monthly fee for access to the music they’ve bought.
“What’s important to me is that we’re doing something for music fans that isn’t just just a free service,” Baddis said.
For now, that means the service’s price is $8.99 per month, and users can subscribe to the service for $7.99.
“That’s a really great price,” he added.
“It’s definitely the best value out there.”
The idea behind Spotify’s subscription plan is that it will be a cheaper option for people who don’t have an existing music collection.
But Baddies main goal is to help people pay for the music that they’re interested in.
The $8-per-month plan will also cover music from a limited number of artists, which will be available to artists who are interested in using the service.
Baddis hopes that, with more artists sharing his music, it will attract more fans to Spotify, so that the service will grow.
“We’ve never really had a free music platform before,” he explained.
“For the most part, we’ve been charging people to listen.
We’ve never done that with music.
We’re trying to do something different.””
If you’re a music fan and you want something that’s more for you, than a pay-to-play music service that’s going after your friends or a pay per download,” Baskis continued.
“[Spotify] is offering that for you.”
While Baddins plan is the most popular, Spotify has plans for other genres, too.
In January of this years fiscal year, Spotify announced plans for a new subscription plan for classical music.
Badds plan is also a lot easier to digest.
“Classical music is an area that has really been missing from Spotify,” he noted.
“Because there’s a lot going on in the classical music world, it was really hard to get a sense of what’s going on there, so I wanted people to have a better sense of where I was going.”
Badds plans include making it easier to find and purchase music from classical artists, so he’s also working to provide a better streaming experience for those.
Spotify plans to launch new subscription plans in the future that cover artists with very different soundtracks.
“The thing about classical music is that people have different tastes, and a lot is dependent on where they’re listening,” Boddes said.
“[The new plans] are going to allow us to provide you a better listening experience for classical.”
Boggd plans to continue to work on the streaming service and have plans to add more artists to his plans. Bodds said