When I was in China before, I can listening lots of music by use some music software, and I can listen all songs that they have and download on my phone or computer for free. But after I came to UK, I can’t use the software because the demand of partnership and region restrict, so I use Spotify now.
Spotify is easy to use, and it is very successful in music field right now. At the first time, I found out I just can listen music online, listen 30 mins ad free music, and I just can play the music list randomly, so I paid for Spotify Premium. People can try Spotify Premium for 30 days for free, and only 9.99 pounds per months after that, they have student discount by the way. It can make you play any songs and download the music then listen offline. Especially I can listen music with no ads, and better quality music.
If the music in Spotify are under strict copyright control and shared under a creative commons license, I think more people will use Spotify although huge amount people already use Spotify and Spotify premium just make listen music more convenient. If Spotify can download freely without paying, I think some people will take advantage of music of some singers, they will spread or share the music on the internet, it might be offend some singers.