How To Create An App Like Spotify (And Be RICH!)

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harnil-oza

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

Apr 11, 2022

People don’t listen to music because they like music, they listen because it acts as the perfect escape from reality.

Think about it.

With video games, you’re spending hours and hours in front of the screen, unable to leave because even a split-second mistake will cost you your victory.

When it comes to television or mobile screens, they too are extremely similar. You can move around when there’s an advertisement (And these days there are a lot of them) but still, you have to be glued to your chair to get the full picture.

Reading books, which is one of the best ways of passing time. But it still can be extremely draining. Especially if you are reading a very bad book.

But listening to music is a rare phenomenon. You can be a part of this world and out of this world at the same time. You can focus on the work, while at the same time you can enjoy the melody.

Music offers you a bridge between what is real, and what is your imagination.

And this is why.

The person who creates a music app can be a freaking bazillionaire very quickly.

Music is the most used means of escapism. The moment you give this pill of safety to people, you’re a rich person!

And what company expresses this the most but Spotify.

Be it getting the legendary Joe Rogan podcast, or their plans to integrate NFTs. Spotify seems to be a juggernaut that is nigh unstoppable.

The best part, you can have the same thing!

In this article, we will focus on some of the technical steps that you can use to create an app like Spotify.

You will learn;

  • What Is Spotify 
  • How To Start Your Own App
  • The Steps Required For You To Succeed

So, let’s get going!

What Is Spotify?

If you already know the answer to the question, then feel free to skip this section and continue.

For those who don’t know, well, are you living under a rock?

Spotify is, in simple terms, a music streaming service that gives you the power to listen to millions of songs without downloading anything.

It was started in 2006, and before it even entered the double-digit in its age, Spotify already was the biggest name in the music streaming industry.

Today, well, as we already know, Spotify is the king of music streaming services.

How To Start Your Own App

When thinking about starting an app that works like Spotify, we need first to understand the market. This is where the below-mentioned steps will help you out:

1) Find Your Niche

Instead of focusing on providing all the music to everyone, something that Spotify already is doing, find something special for a few people and make your tribe.

I know this can be a little difficult but here are some ideas for you:

  • A streaming app for non-lyrical melodies
  • A streaming app for BGM from movies
  • A streaming app for indie musicians

These are just a few ideas that came to me at the top of my head. Feel free to write more in the comments!                                                                                      

2) Authenticity

This is the time for originality. Copycats abound the entire world. One of the biggest mistakes you can ever make is rushing your ideas based on trends to make them stand out.

Trends by nature are fickle. Today, something trends, tomorrow something else. The worst of the bunch are those companies that capitalize on negative trends. Case on point, many app developments companies used the current Ukraine Russia crisis to boost their accounts.

Please don’t do that. You will lose your users in the long run and it won’t be funny when you get hit by a lawsuit or two.

3) User Experience Should be Top-notch

The U/X is always a crafty fish to work with, so here is a small workforce to help you out;

  • Minimalistic
  • Modern
  • Simplistic
  • Straightforward
  • Easy to use

Remember. The app provides your users with an experience. It has to be once in a lifetime experience. You have to make sure that the experience is well worth the time that they are devoting.

This is why at the Hyperlink InfoSystem; we focus on providing you with the best when it comes to app development.

4) Monetization

In our previous articles, we discussed how we can work around an app monetization model that is beneficial for your entire app.

Monetization methods to choose from include:

  • Freemium model
  • Advertising model
  • Online store model
  • Subscription-based model

Conclusion

App development can be a long and draining game. It starts all from Market research and ends with the release and support for the app.

In the game app development, especially if our dream is to be like Spotify, our main game plan needs to be full of patience and commitment.

At the start of our article, we were informed that music isn’t just entertainment. It's an escape from the pain of the real world.

So technically speaking, you are giving people a much-needed antidote for existential pain. And that is a horse on which everyone can bet, (If planned correctly)

Thank you for your time. We hope you liked this article. If anything resonated with you then feel free to share it with your loved ones.

And we will see you next time.

harnil-oza
Harnil Oza is the founder and CEO of Hyperlink InfoSystem, one of the leading app development companies in India, USA, UK, and around the world. Being the founder of the company, he takes care of business development activities and maintains relations with clients. His charismatic and result-driven approach has benefited the company to grow and achieve this height where the company stands right now.

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

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