Spotify Streaming Service Launches
Swedish company Spotify launches, offering a streaming alternative to Apple’s iTunes store. Initially sample rates at Spotify were limited to 128kbps, but with increasing bandwidth capabilities, Spotify pro users were able to stream music at up to 320kbps. Spotify’s impact on the music industry and on fidelity continue to unfold, as Apple unveils a similar program in Apple Music.
"Spotify Explained." Spotify. Accessed December 3, 2015. http://www.spotifyartists.com/spotify-explained/.