I know people say it all the time, but I truely believe that Spotify has revolutionized the way people listen to music in this time and age.
No where else can you go and sample music without purchasing the track. I know it’s not brilliant for the artists but then those who will buy the albums still will on iTunes or in physical format and so on.
For me it has opened up doorways and allowed me to discover more than I could possibly have ever done by listening to a radio station or at live shows.
At school I got recommendations from friends, and I would then go and torrent those tracks. At least with Spotify I can do it legally! And I am one of those people who will go and buy the album to support the artist if I want the whole thing.