Music labels are reportedly pressuring Spotify to limit free streaming
It’s no secret that the digital age hasn’t been kind to the music industry. Streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora have buoyed a long-declining market with the support of eager music labels, but it seems those very same labels are starting to get nervous about their revenue streams.
Universal Music Group, the largest of all labels, is beginning to question the “freemium” model that helped bring in over a billion dollars in revenue from US streaming last year. According to the Financial Times, Universal is leveraging current contract negotiations with Spotify to pressure the streaming service to put harsher limits on its free service. The label hopes that such a move would convert more free users into paid subscriptions,…
Source:: The Verge