Recently, I was jamming heavily to some Maroon 5 in my room with my friends using the online streaming program Spotify. The mood was awesome—great times, even better people, awesome music, and wonderful conversation. But then the music stopped. We all heard the jingle we hate the most: “O, O, O, O-Reilly…Auto Parts!” The room went silent. I awkwardly remarked: “That killed the mood.” I then considered, as I do almost daily, whether I wanted to sign up for a $5 a month student subscription to Spotify. Or maybe I could just buy my songs on iTunes and support the artist? Or, would I go against everything I stood for as an aspiring musician and businessman and go back to illegally torrenting my songs? Artists are rich anyway—do they really need my money when most of their revenues are made on touring? In this essay, I will argue that Spotify, the semi-free streaming application, is an ethical company that reaps benefits for all major players in the music industry. I will use a utilitarian analysis to demonstrate Spotify’s ideal appropriation of benefits and reduction of suffering against other forms of music consumption, and as it pertains to the future of the music business.