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.