Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label.
The new policy allows Spotify to track your location, collect your photos and thumb through your contacts. It can view your Facebook posts and share some of the information it collects with advertisers. This kind of access to your personal information through your phone has caused quite a backlash prompting Spotify CEO Daniel Ek to apologize in a blog where he acknowledged that the new policy "caused a lot of confusion about what kind of information we access and what we do with it. We apologize for that," Ek wrote.