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Are You A Top Fan Of Any Artist On Spotify?

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By Mario Perez

Spotify has certainly been a company that has revolutionized the way that people listen to music. Much like Napster and others came in to allow people to download music on their computer, Spotify was basically the service that took things one step further. With streaming and compatibility on all of your devices.

Recently, many have people have reported that they were receiving new messages from Spotify that claimed they where top fans of a particular artist. This was not a common practice that the service had. So, a lot of folks were skeptical of what this really meant.

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What Is the Idea Behind This?

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As far as we can tell, there is really no malice behind this idea. The company is just trying to keep people listening to the streams of music that they are able to provide.

According to an article in the New York Times, a spokesperson for Spotify said these messages where basically tests. While adding, "At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience." This could be something that the company continues to do if they are successful.

You Didn't Get A Message?

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If you are reading this and wonder why you didn't get a message from Spotify for listening to your favorite artist, the answer is pretty simple. You are just not listening enough! This is one of the things that Spotify is probably banking on. People who did not get these messages are going to want to work harder to be able to be recognized as a mega-fan next time around.

Just as a tip, the best way to do this is to listen to an artist that is not overly popular!

Why Spotify Wants People to Stream More Music?

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Spotify's business model can seem a bit confusing to some people. Especially when you are one of those people who are on a family plan and you don't pay for the free music, but you don't have to deal with ads. Spotify like Netflix brings in money from the subcriptions that people pay to be able to listen to free music.

Then, they don't really care how much music you listen to? If you are a paying customer maybe not so much. They also have a free service that runs ads. That is where they need people listening to more music. More streams means more ad time. That is why they have these sort of campaigns.

Spotify Awards

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The Spotify Awards are also just around the corner. Are you also wondering why you haven't heard of them? Well, they are going to be an award show that is going to be heald in Mexico City, and it will be geared towards the Spanish speaking market.

The nominees and winners are going to be chosen based on the number of streams on the platform. Why didn't they hold an American version of the awards? The best guess is that they believed they would have an easier time making the show stick in the Spanish market which, has less competition as far as award shows go. If you want to watch, Bad Bunny take the night tune in on March 5th to Telemundo!

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