Radiohead’s Thom Yorke isn’t a big fan of Spotify, to say the least. In an interview with the Guardian he called it “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse” (referring to the record industry). Whilst I’m not entirely sure what that would sound like, I bet there’s a recording of it somewhere on Spotify.
The trouble is, for all of the justified criticisms of Spotify’s poor royalties for artists, it’s just too damn convenient. Whilst the streaming music service has made a massive dent in the amount of piracy taking place (another major bugbear for artists), it’s also made owning physical discs or even specific MP3 files seem like a lot of effort.
The only drawback to Spotify seems to be that it’s difficult to get your music from the app on your phone into that nice speaker system you’ve got setup. So here are 5 possible solutions to make the most of Spotify.
If you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad then an Airport Express might be the best option. Plug your speakers into here and the Airport Express will use your wifi network to wirelessly play your music. Easy to setup and just a couple of button presses on your phone to tell it to play it on your speakers instead. The only downside is that this is obviously only going to work best if you have Apple devices - as making it work with Windows is going to be a whole lot trickier.