Your Digital Dance Floor

Musicians Have to Pay To Use Spotify for Artists Service

DanceSignal, Written on Monday, November 12 2018

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.