Case Study—Spotify

  • Hyojung Sun


This chapter follows on from the previous chapter’s discussion and provides an in-depth analysis of how Spotify found a solution to the digital recording industry’s financial woe persisted since Napster. It examines how this successful legitimate digital music service innovation arose in the least likely place, Sweden, the hotbed of piracy, and addresses major attributes that brought victory to Spotify over the then seemingly unflinching popularity of P2P file-sharing. I continue the discussion on the changing dynamics brought by Spotify and some of the concerns emerging around this new digital music consumption platform.


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  • Hyojung Sun
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  1. 1.Creative Industries InstituteUlster UniversityBelfastUK

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