Spotify has been at the gunpoint of many artists peculiarly Taylor Swift after their feuds over a policy that says the music will be made available to paying subscribers only. It has now been contended that the company is all set to review their policies as reported by The Wall Street Journal’s Hannah Karp.
“In private talks, Spotify has told music executives that it is planning to allow some artists to start releasing albums only to its 20 million-plus subscribers”, she explains. If this happens the free users are likely to be left in the cold.
This can be taken as one of the drastic reasons about the fact that world renowned artists like Taylor Swift and Coldplay have already taken a back seat after removing their music from Spotify services. Criticizing and castigating the ongoing rules of Spotify, Swift has been very outspoken. She has said recently that her music is not getting valued by the services and she is not getting the credit for it. It was earlier mentioned that Apple services are not giving any money to the artists during the free trial phase.
In respect to this, Swift has removed her music from apple. Afterwards, another news hit the fans when Swift’s music has been seen onto Apple’s services. In a conversation with Vanity Fair, Swift explained that she has been treated by Apple as if she has been a voice of the creative community. However, as per The Wall Street Journal, the policy is only being rolled out on a trial basis. The effects on the subscriptions will be considered for further renewal and continuity of the services.
It has been predicted that this news is likely to be a potential change for Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews who has referred to the free music on demand model as a negative factor into the industry. According to him, the on-demand music must only exist as a premium tier.
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