Spotify takes a lot of heat from artists, competitors, even fans, these days. Mostly for lack of payouts... but in taking the long view, and from a consumer perspective, I've always been a defender.
But perhaps a little chalk-talk could get others on board?
In this under three-minute video, they deflate the myth of "Free Music" and explain why their Freemium model makes sense for consumers and artists -- and is really no different than the way things have always been.
I'm sure many will point to statistics about meager payouts, but this is truly a "grow the pie" situation and this chart does prove that its growing fast.