I'm not a young hipster, I'm in my mid 40's. I always switched back and forth between Pandora and Slacker for Internet radio. The other day, I discovered Spotify. All I can say is WOW! I'm not into discovering new platforms, but glad I took a chance. After a few days, I subscribed for $10/month and going to keep this subscription. As an audiophile, I appreciate their higher resolution files. You can do so much with Spotify that I can't see how Pandora and Slacker can possibly compete. Have no idea if Spotify is making or losing money, but as long as they're around, I wouldn't go anywhere else.