Posted by & filed under Accounting Principles, Advanced Accounting, All Articles, Auditing, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Fraud Accounting, IFRS, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Uncategorized, Video Updates.

Online music service Spotify has launched what it hopes to be an iTunes rival, allowing users to synch music on their iPods and other MP3 players without using Apple’s proprietary service. Can Spotify’s success in Europe be repeated on American soil? This question should be put to test starting now as the music-streaming company officially launched its services July 14, 2011 in the U.S.


1. What are the differences between iTunes? Construct a chart to explain.

2.  Do a cost benefit analysis between Spotify and iTunes, based on your use? Which one wins out?

3.  Do a cost benefit analysis between the three Spotify plans?  Make assumptions as needed.  Which one do you prefer, based on your analysis?

Source: Video. Spotify to challenge iTunes, July 14, 2011

Saavedra, S. (2011). Can Spotify Succeed in the U.S., too? The Christian Post: Business, July 14 (Retrievable online at