I think an important point to make is (sorry if its already been made) is that the artists have the choice to not make their music available on spotify. However I would think that is a bad move as it would mean that they will be discovered less. It also means they get compensation for listens that they otherwise wouldnt have gotten at all.
What GavinHenderson5 said is right so, last but not least, we must consider the "nature of internet"; it was invented by military as emergency communication program and then developed as public utility resource and, by this, I've always been known that is controlled and used to track, spy or influence the users, in fact now we have NSA scandal (did you hear about the end of Lavabit or Silent Cricle e-mail account?) but 20 years ago we, internet users, told about "Echelon spy satellites" and these two things are in touch so what the nature of Spotify and is connection with Facebook? Why they are legal and Lavabit and Silent Circle closed? Remember that all man-made electromagnetics applications (PC, Internet, cell-phone, TV and any voltage font as lights or speakers) interact with the electric-camp of your brain and they are - remote-controlled - body&mind influencers (30 years ago this way was only in the horror-movie!?) Can someone use music as a way to make you stay more in front of PC and Internet? This is the reason of the "incredible lost" of my cd-pack? So i'm too about to say: CIAO SPOTIFY!
dear Peter: About 10 years ago programs to upload images on the web as Imageshack were free, now they turned to payment. If between some years programs as Spotify will go on the same way? In meanwhile I experienced that there are situations like the book "Fahrenheit 451" or "Se questo è un uomo" (do you know them?) to destroy and mistyficate the original version (read: the truth of facts). Is it a conspirancion theory? But it's happened under dictators system as Nazism but it is nothing of new because the same happened 2.000 years ago under the Roman Empire so how we can consider this kind of things belonging only to the past? Please check on my blog my personal experience that you, by your freewill, can believe or control by yourself as you can believe in God or consider IT as a stupid superstition. However electromagentic fields (natural and aritifcial) interact between themselves and you cannot avoid this fact. As diabolic circumstances (or well-minded things?) i consider the "incredible-lost" of my cd's pack and all things concerning it a way to keep on fight ("dividi et impera") an honest buyer (me) with (what at the moment i think it is) an honest music-shop seller. Now in Italy many things (legal acts, payment, bank transfer, etc.) are turning on "telematic way" because, their watchmen say: "no possibilities of frauds"!? So NSA doesn't exist? Who are the watchmen? Jesus say: "who is with you is not against you" so (as up mentioned) "beware where you click" because every second we are running the risk to became a part of this (and excusetions like Adamo and Eva in the Bible, as you all know, are ridicolus and not save yourself. So let the people know this and then everyone, by their freewill, can do as they prefer. Tell this: if the guilty of biblic city of Sodoma was only the male omosexuality why God destroyed the entire city (included female and youns population) and all the rest? And It happened before the 10 Comandaments, so do you think ignorance will save yourself and "ignorance makers" will save the people? Who doesn't know his past surely will reply it or not? In any case: Imperet tibi Dominus (Jud.9)
" It's a modern day of Roman Empire where girls hone all the boys diseases pass around like a game of TAG --- and now you are it! It's a modern day Romanhood you're not the first to be not good ... D.I. - "Fatso/Nero" from the album "what good is grief to a god" (not listed on Spotify) - I got this cd from 1990!
" we are the dealers for everything you need ..." Ac/Dc - from the album "Fot those about to rock" (not listed on Spotify) - I have this gatefold vynil
" 'cause I don't wanna be a hypocrite ..." and "pro choice" Tura Satana from the album "All is not well" (not listed on Spotify) - I bought this cd by Discogs some months ago but first i got this releases on a recorded cassette when they still were Manhole and I saw them in concert in Roma many years with other bands i don't remenber.
http://aranzulla.tecnologia.virgilio.it/download-mp3-50272.html?ref=libero cit.: Attenzione: ti ricordo che scaricare abusivamente da Internet brani musicali protetti da diritto d’autore è illegale. Questa guida è stata scritta a puro scopo illustrativo, non è mia intenzione incentivare la pirateria, pertanto non mi assumo alcuna responsabilità su come tu possa usare le informazioni presenti nell’articolo.
so, as NSA scandal demonstrate, if there' a web-spy,track, etc, so could be also a sort of "censoring-service". I mean: how we can be sure that you read,see,receive, etc. exactly what someone else (really) write? And when it happened? For example how many messagges of mine (user: I-Zenborg) you see on Spotify? What you see written on? I saw on my profile that some messagges, strangely, have less views than the messagge set "before and then". But how it's possible if they are all mine, in the same web-page and they are followings with no other users messagges in between? Is possible that on the same web-page i write and see 3 messagges while you see only 2? Or Spotify make "view" on a messagge only when the user read it so you can say: that's because you only read the messagge "before and then" but not that between!" Is it possible? or this way hides "web-censoring"? or both things at the same time? Peter want you come here to answer?