The battle for online music supremacy is in full swing. Between Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Rdio, Slacker, Rhapsody, and a few others, competition is fierce, and it's only getting more intense. Like any other business, anyone in the market has a fair shot at success, but since Spotify's American debut two summers ago, its shown a serious capacity to dominate the online music industry.
Personally, we're big fans of Spotify at Complex. The streaming service has anchored features like our 50 Best Songs of 2012 and Kendrick Lamar's 25 Favorite Albums lists, but there's still room for growth. Last year, Spotify became the second biggest source of revenue for record labels, so it's definitely not going anywhere, but we think the service can have an even bigger 2013—especially if certain features are added or improved upon.
After logging hours of obsessive library management and endless play counts, it's safe to say that we're very familiar with Spotify. Here's what we'd like to see happen with the streaming service, sooner than later: 11 Things Spotify Needs to Win the Online Music War.