Hey everybody, thanks for taking the time to view this idea.
My proposal is that Spotify continues to offer the reduced rate to graduates still paying off their student loans. Currently, the monthly rate increases from $5/mo to $10/mo upon graduation. This could be verified just as easily as the current student verification process.
Transitioning into the real world is a challenging time while we are taking on the responsibilities of paying for insurance, moving into our own apartment, covering transportation and sustaining some sort of a social life. Even with scholarships, our youth are graduating with anywhere from $50,000-$200,000 in student loans with a ludicrous interest rate of 10% which they will be paying nearly 50% of their salary every month for 10 years.
I am completely in love with Spotify, the playlists they provide for me and their awesome access to new music. I am impressed with all of the progress the company has made, their user interface and customer service. However this is a time in my life where I have to cut back on non-essential expenses. $5/mo for something I love is understandable but double that is difficult to rationalize. I know that there are thousands of people out there just like me that would genuinely appreciate the student rate after graduation. This would also be tremendous publicity for Spotify, if they show that they empathize with this group of hardworking individuals.
So please, let's come together and make this idea a reality. The first step is for 100 votes on this idea and we will take it higher and higher until we accomplish this goal!