Ever noticed that none of Taylor Swiftâ€™s music is on Spotify? Last year the superstar removed her entire catalogue from the streaming service in a row over money.
Spotify may have come up with a new plan to entice superstars like Swift back into the fold by withholding new releases from its free subscribers.
The music company may allow artists to release albums only to paying subscribers, temporarily leaving free users out in the cold.
Around 80 million people currently use Spotify for free in return for sitting through adverts every few songs & some restrictions on what they can do with the service.
Spotify has always argued that all its users should have access to new releases at the same time, yet artists have complained that giving people free access to their music devalues their work & sees less cash making its way into their bank accounts.
A series of high profile releases have been absent from the service. Adeleâ€™s multi-million-selling album 25, for example, & just last week Coldplay declined to release their new album on Spotify although it will be on the streaming service from December 11th.
The new approach hasnâ€™t been officially confirmed by Spotify, yet a source talking to the Wall Street Journal says that it will be testing the tiered release schedule soon.
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Source: “Yahoo News”