I am a premium user and it seems that spotify is doing two things right now.
Songs are loading slow periodically.
Songs will stop playing then start back up.
Steps taken to resolve issue
Both are behaviors of the song 'loading' or 'buffering'
In most cases this is explained by a slow internet connection on the user's end. However, this is not the case as I have 20mb down/ 2mb up as my internet plan. I have tested my internet connection and I am getting a fair 17mb down / 2mb up as a real time speed.
I have also compared my connection to other things such as ventrilo and online based video games and I keep a steady ping of 19 - 90 ms.
I have tried putting high quality playback on and off and tried toggling various other options within spotify to solve this issue.
I have also tried uninstalling / deleting and reinstalling spotify to no success.
Is there a solution to this problem?
Processor: i7 2600k
Memory: 16gb corsair vengeance ram 1.5v 1600mhz
Storage Drive: Sandisk sata 3 SSD 480gb
Storage Drive: Sandisk sata 3 SSD 120gb
Graphics Processor: NVidia GeForce 580 GTX
Mother Board: MSI p67a-gd55
Sound Card: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus
Operating System: Windows 7
ISP: Time Warner Cable 20mb down / 2mb up