I've used this service going on a year now and it saddens me to see a divide between it and artists. With the ever-evolving ways we access music there needs to be a happy medium for fans and artists. I want artists to make money, but more importantly I want them to make good music, not 1 good song per album which is very common these days. You have artists releasing albums once a year, and quite frankly that's too much. I'm an avid music lover but often spending my money on an album I've not gotten a chance to preview is a risk. Many artists need to produce better material that is worthy of buying a whole album. I got tired of buyers remorse after buying CDs, and welcomed iTunes, and now Spotify. I go on Spotify to discover artists, and albums I've overlooked in the past. If it's good, I go on and buy it at Amazon or iTunes, I can't tell you how much stuff I've bought since using Spotify, it's to the point were I need to budget my music spending LOL. Sometimes I listen to albums I own just because I'm on my laptop and want a light program that doesn't eat of my computer's battery life up like iTunes. People like Maynard shouldn't worry about Spotify, his fans are going to go on an buy his albums. It's the Goytes and the Lana Del Rays that should be more concerned.