Give the labels credit, they licensed Spotify. Stop bitching about what Spotify pays, you’re missing the point, Spotify kills piracy dead, it no longer makes sense to spend all that time stealing when you can have everything instantly at your fingertips. Think about all that money left on the table for the last ten years. Sure, eventually you could buy overpriced files at the iTunes Store, but illegal acquisition has dwarfed legal consumption for a decade, and label revenues have been decimated. This is a business plan? The labels would have been better off licensing trading operations.