For example, moving forward Spotify will be able to access the contacts saved to your phone. Ek explains that this will allow you to find friends and colleagues who you aren’t connected to on Facebook. He adds that Spotify will never scan or import your contacts with asking permission first.
The same goes for your location and photos. If you do give Spotify permission to access that data it could offer music recommendations based on where you are, and even keep you up to date on relevant local news. Your private pictures could be used to create personalized cover art for your playlists. It would also make changing your profile picture a lot easier.