No way. Most Spotify users use the free version and there's no way the average consumer will start paying. Not in the uk anyway, U.S. Might be different.Is this the end of Pandora and Spotify? It seems like everyone has one of these two, or both on all their devices. With Apple Music, will people ditch Pandora and Spotify and just use Apple Music?
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2015/06/apple-music-to-offer-free-3-month-trial-artists-and-labels-to-be-paid-nothing.htmlExcluding the labels that have already made deals which is presumably a lot of them.
And as far as I'm aware, royalties are far lower from plays from those on the free Spotify tier. Which is the majority.