Spotify to Restrict Some Music to Paying Subscribers Only

Spotify to Restrict Some Music to Paying Subscribers Only
By Platform & Stream • Issue #119

If you aren’t a paying customer of Spotify, you may soon be missing out on some big album releases on the streaming-music service.
The startup is in talks with several major record labels to lower the royalty fees that Spotify pays for their music.
Vinyl and streaming services are on the rise. Learn how the music business has evolved, how DIY labels pioneered the startup model, and how much artists make from record sales and streaming.
After confusion over which platforms will stream Drake’s “More Life,” Spotify tweets out confirmation that they will indeed be carrying the playlist.
Apple Music reached the milestone of 20 million paying subscribers in December, but how much money is it making for its parent company?
Vevo is taking a stab at a new way to watch music videos with friends, with the launch of a new social-viewing feature called Watch Party. The feature allows users to watch music videos…
AI music service Amper will soon work inside Adobe’s Creative Cloud. It’s not Mozart yet, but it might compose decent background music.
As advertisers grow more sceptical of Google and Facebook’s duopoly of online media, Spotify has spotted an opportunity to put itself in pole position to answer growing concerns around transparency
Pandora’s chief commercial director for Australia and New Zealand, Chris Freel (pictured below), explains why the sound of music streaming is only going to get louder.
Ty Burr examines how the streaming service transformed not only the way he listens to popular music, but the kinds of music and artists he listens to.
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