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Backlash as Spotify cuts free music

News: 15th April 2011 by Louise Dodgson under Media, Music Publishing, Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Yesterday Spotify announced that it will be halving the amount of free listening access it offers and from 1st May the time you can stream music via the service for free will be cut from 20 hours to just 10. Obviously, this decision has provoked a mixture of responses and musings - how will this affect music piracy which Spotify claimed to curb, can Spotify turn their free users into customers, and so on.

Below are a selection of articles and viewpoints on the whole Spotify situation for your perusal...

Related Links

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/spotify-is-forced-to-halve-its-free-music-allowance-2268080.html

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/spotify-will-announce-sizable-new-features-1005134792.story

http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-pay-to-play-can-spotify-still-turn-freeloaders-in-to-customers/

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110414/10554513894/record-labels-pressure-spotify-into-being-worse-driving-users-back-to-piracy.shtml

http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/04/14/spotify-takes-the-axe-to-its-free-service-can-it-now-claim-to-slash-music-piracy/


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spotify, daniel ek, major labels, record companies, record labels, music streaming, unsigned bands, unsigned artists

 

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