Spotify – Death of download or not


Spotify has been deemed as the killer of music download since the moment it appeared. This is still a subject that many people like to discuss. The arguments that lean toward Spotify eliminating downloads are many, and according to them the download of music is a thing of the past.

The only problem with this is that the download of digital music and other media is still as popular as it was before. This means that Spotify didn’t kill downloads and it also means that it probably won’t kill them in the future as well.

The decline of music downloads – Is it the end

The decrease in downloads in the mainstream music is still one of the most persuasive arguments that Spotify is superior in every possible way. But the problem with this argument is that the this is only a small part of the whole industry. Yes, a lot of people listen to mainstream pop and the majority of those people use Spotify, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else has to follow in the suite.

It’s safe to say that mainstream pop music has little quality when it comes to the quality of the artist, the tune, and lyrics. It is generic and annoying for people who look for something special when they want to enjoy a song. The majority of Americans may enjoy mainstream pop, but the rest of the world isn’t as interested in it as they are.

Downloads number is decreasing

spotify1The number of download of mainstream songs is going down, but the numbers are still same when it comes to other genres. People who aren’t listening to favorite music don’t care about Spotify because they get their music wherever they want it.

All of this means that downloads are here to stay whether the owners of this and similar applications want it or not. The lack of scientific articles on these two subjects is evident. People who support Spotify (or even work for it) want you to use their app. They will write thousands of articles where they tell you that download as an option is long dead, even though it isn’t.