In a major shift, Spotify will place select new Universal releases behind a paywall

LA TIMES | on Tue, Apr 4, 2:30 PM

In a major shift to its business model, the world’s largest streaming service, Spotify, will begin placing select new releases from Universal Music Group behind a paywall.According to a statement by Spotify Chief Executive Daniel Ek posted on the company’s website, as part of a multiyear global license agreement, Universal artists can opt to “window” the availability of their new work to premium-only subscribers. “We know that not every album by every artist should be released the same way, a...

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