Spotify must tread carefully if it wants to strike direct deals with artists

The news that Spotify is now striking direct licensing deals with artists hasn’t exactly delighted the world’s biggest rights-holders. This is the latest flashpoint in a fascinatingly edgy marriage between Spotify and the labels, where both spouses remain publicly enamoured with, and financially dependent on, one another – yet utterly paranoid that their betrothed is trying to get their leg over elsewhere.

Source: Spotify must tread carefully if it wants to strike direct deals with artists

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