Spotify to Restrict Some Music to Paying Subscribers Only

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

Spotify might delay album releases for 'free' users
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.
How indie labels innovate in the new music streaming economy
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.
Spotify Teases Streaming For Drake’s ‘More Life’
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 estimated to be 10% of Apple’s services revenues
Apple Music reached the milestone of 20 million paying subscribers in December, but how much money is it making for its parent company?
Vevo Announces Watch Party, a New Way For Friends to Watch Music Videos Together
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…
Computerized Composers Are Coming To Adobe To Score Your Life’s Soundtrack
AI music service Amper will soon work inside Adobe’s Creative Cloud. It’s not Mozart yet, but it might compose decent background music.
Could Spotify’s people-based approach make marketers sing again following the transparency furore?
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
Streaming Set To Break The Sound Barrier For Marketers & Listeners In 2017
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.
Thanks to Spotify, the record is no longer round
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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