Musicians and promoters will have to pay to use the full Spotify for Artists service in future, revealed Daniel Elk, Spotify’s CEO.
Elk said: “Our strategy in our marketplace side of the business is the same as we have on the rest of Spotify, which is it’s a freemium business, meaning there will be a certain amount of products which artists and labels can get for free, and there are others which we will charge money for.”
Artists and managers will receive a limited suite of tools for free, but will have to pay for the full range of services. Data is “very unlikely” to be a tool that costs money, according to Elk.
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