Spotify Premium is a must-have if you are a music lover like me and if you are anything like me, you hate silence and always have your wireless earphones on. When I got to college, I decided to make the big jump and invest in a premium Spotify account. Trust me; as a music lover and someone who needs white noise to sleep, this is one of the best investments I could have made.
No, I don’t work for Spotify, nor did they pay me to write this blog. I am just one of their biggest fan and love the app so much that I can’t stop but rave about it. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about Spotify premium and why you should make the switch.
1. It saves data
As a college student, you know the struggle of running out of data, especially if you are always broke. You can admit it because I was one of these people, and I would usually run out of data and had to use the college WiFi to get my work done, and that’s never enjoyable nor quick.
One of the newest updates that you get with Spotify premium is that you can listen to music offline, which saves you a great deal of data. If you are just casually using Spotify without subscribing to their premium service, then you won’t have access to this feature.
To listen to music offline, you have to download your playlist(s), and voila, you can listen to all your favorite song(s) without needing an internet connection. According to studies carried out by Spotify themselves, listening to music offline can decrease data usage by as much as 75%. This is worth the $2.99 per month if you ask us.
If you subscribe to Spotify premium, then you’ll have access to a number of audiobooks that you can listen to on the platform itself. Some of my must listens are Maggie Stiefvater’s tetralogy which is commonly referred to as “The Raven Boys,” Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, Alexis Hall’s “Boyfriend Material”, and Annabeth Albert’s “Out of Character”.
To find these books, you can search their name to find them or just type unabridged; then, you will find a wide array of audiobooks to choose from. As mentioned earlier, I am someone that can’t stand silence; part of this might be because I grew up in the Bronx surrounded by constant noise.
I always have to have something playing in the background; even when I sleep, I need this because I can’t sleep otherwise. So, if you aren’t in the mood to listen to music, then you can always opt for an audiobook or even poetry. There is a wide variety of books to choose from, so the ball is in your court.
3. It pays the artist
Yes, listening to music online or offline has never been easier and what’s more interesting is that you can give back to your favorite artist by listening to their music. Spotify pays them a certain amount of money each time you stream their song.
You should be aware that Spotify pays their artist based on the number of streams they have; the more you stream their music, the more money they get. So the more you listen to your favorite artist, the more they get paid.
According to Business Insider, an artist receives an average of $0.003 to $0.005 for each stream. So this means that an artist can earn anywhere from 3300 to 3500 dollars for every 1 million streams. This might seem like an insignificant number, but trust us, it adds up and can become a pretty hefty amount of money at the end of the day.
4. Play songs on demand
This is one of the biggest reasons for us to subscribe to Spotify premium. No longer will you hear ads interrupting your playlist. Can you imagine playing your sad playlist, and in the middle of an Adele song, you hear an ad. This would be my 13th reason why on a bad day. By subscribing to the premium, you are no longer interrupted by ads, and this is an underrated feature that we all appreciate.
If you are a free user of Spotify, you have access to a huge number of playlists; what’s unfortunate with this feature is that you can’t decide which song you will listen to. The playlist is on shuffle so that you can hear any song on that specific playlist. What’s worst for me is that you have a limited number of skips, 6 per hour.
For me, this was one of the motivators to have a premium account, I hate listening to ads, and I hated being restricted to only 6 skips per hour. So, make the jump and join the millions of Spotify premium listeners like me. On top of all this, at the end of the year, you also get a breakdown of your listening history and all the artists and genres of music you listened to in that specific year.
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