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As Market Cheers Spotify's Direct Deals With Artists and Managers, Labels Mull Their Options
But an independent-label executive says that Spotify's offers to acts and managers are "especially unfriendly" to indies, which "don't have the monetary power" to compete at the same level. "We're competing with Kobalt, with [Kobalt's label services division] AWAL, with [Capitol Music Group's indie distribution arm] Caroline -- it's not great to have another hat thrown in," says the executive, adding that indie companies have little leverage to prevent such deals because Spotify is "such a big part of our business, we're not in a position where we can't work with them."
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10 hours ago by motiveunknown
The major labels could block Spotify's expansion into India due to direct licensing fallout
The majors are so vexed by Spotify’s move, they’re considering something of a nuclear option: blocking new territorial licenses so that Daniel Ek’s service won’t be able to see through its plans to launch in India and beyond this summer. MBW is told that Spotify plans to roll out its service in India – first in beta, and then publicly – in the coming months. This, we understand, will be the first step in Spotify’s next stage of global expansion, something the company’s Wall Street watchers are understandably very keen on. After India, in order, Spotify is looking to land in South Korea, then Russia, and then to ramp up its presence in the Middle East and Africa. To fulfil this roadmap, however, Spotify’s going to need territorial licenses from the Big Three. And, right now, those licenses are not forthcoming.
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Why Top Spotify Executives Are Streaming Out Of The Company
Another reason for some of the departures: though music curators are in growing demand these days, driving up their prices, Spotify doesn’t see its curators as bigger stars than its playlists themselves, a philosophy that could also help the company’s economics. George Ergatoudis, who was Spotify’s head of music culture, international shows & editorial content, is moving to Apple Music, while longtime Rap Caviar curator Tuma Basa took a job at YouTube in March, fetching a salary that would have topped that of his manager at Spotify, a source tells Billboard.
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive
"Patiently waiting for my demise / 'cause my success can't be quantified / If I gave two fucks about streaming numbers / would have put Lemonade up on Spotify," Beyoncé sings in "Nice." She sees music on Spotify as a grab for statistical success, not critical praise or fortune -- no small slight when Spotify has bent over backwards to court major artists. It's a rare case of the fight for streaming music supremacy translating to very personal lyrics.
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Forgotify | Discover a previously unheard Spotify track
Spotify tunes that have never been listened to before.
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Skiley
"Discover Daily" and other really good discovery features for Spotify.
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Spotify Library Analyer
Analysis of your Spotify songs.
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Spotitracks
Create playlists of your most played tracks.
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nicktu12/statify
Statify is an application that allows a Spotify user to view their personalized listening data as well as additional statistics about their favorite songs and artists.
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Obscurify Music
Find out how unique your music taste is and more.
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George Ergatoudis out at Spotify after two years - to join Apple Music
It is currently unclear what Ergatoudis will be doing at Apple, but some sort of curatorial/playlisting-in-chief role wouldn’t be a surprise. (Update: It’s bigger than that – now we hear Ergatoudis has filled the vacant Head of UK role at Apple Music.) The widely respected exec is the latest high-profile figure to exit from Spotify, following the recent departures of senior marketing and comms exec Angela Watts, Global Head of Artist & Label Marketing, Dave Rocco and Global Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships Mark Williamson. Other recent senior departures at Spotify have included the defection of Tuma Basa to YouTube Music, as well as the exit of UK/international Head of Artist & Label Services, Kevin Brown.
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4 days ago by motiveunknown
Spotify’s New Rules of Engagement
So, the new rules of engagement for Spotify and rights holders are a bit like international diplomacy: make bold public statements to keep domestic voters happy but adopt a more conciliatory approach with partners behind closed doors. Let’s just hope that Spotify opts for the Justin Trudeau school of international diplomacy over the Donald Trump approach.
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4 days ago by motiveunknown
Spotify must tread carefully if it wants to strike direct deals with artists
Spotify’s best chance of profit margin improvement in future will surely be to sell streaming data and tools to its industry partners. The value of That Kind Of Thing is provable and worthwhile; arguably the labels have had Spotify data too good, and too free, for too long. Come licensing re-negotiation time, however, the majors might challenge this kind of concession. They might remind Daniel Ek of that moment, in summer 2018, when Spotify started muscling in on their patch by directly licensing artists. If the labels’ goodwill towards Spotify runs low, it spells difficult news for the long-term prospects of the platform.
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Spotify's Global Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships, Mark Williamson, exits company
Mark Williamson, Spotify’s LA-based Global Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships, is leaving the company after seven years. British exec Williamson joined Spotify in London in 2011, becoming Director of Artist Services and then Head of Artist Services (EU) in 2014. A year later he was promoted to Head of Artist Services worldwide, before stepping up to Global Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships in 2016.
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