[All Platforms] Remove DRM and support universal format downloading & support hi-res
Submitted byuser-removedon2020-05-0902:30 AM
Firstly, we strongly demand, that your company to provide an universal format for downloading, i.e. mp3, ogg, flac Even if it is paid!!! Your DRM and proprietary format does crack down piracy, but also have a huge drawback to many legitimate users. Especially for many music lovers who want to play their songs on EVERY device. We demand that your company to provide universal format downloading ASAP. DRM is the barrier of the music industry, which prevents the music from being open to many people. I know that musicians need their own income. But it shouldn't be done via imposing restrictions. It should be done by introducing a "buy single track" function which most of the music streaming services in my home country China provides.
The price of single track purchase is very cheap in such platforms. And users will be allowed to streamed on every platform and every device. Regardless of their membership status. I hope that this practise can also be applied for Spotify. Then everyone will be happy to listen to music anytime and anywhere.
I know that Spotify is the #1 popular music platform in the world. It should be the leader to make the change.
To make Spotify better, the closed ecosystem must be turned into an open ecosystem. So everyone please support an open and libre music ecosystem!
Secondly, please support hi-res formats such as DSD DXD and SACD! They are way better than any traditional PCM music! Please allow users to purchase their favourite tracks and albums instead of forcing them to only play on Spotify and not on other players and platforms (such as Sony Walkman)