Spotify Newsletter #189
Your Weekly Dose of Spotify News
Hello! It’s a short week, so we’re drumming up an abbreviated - but no less sensational - digest of the finest Spotify news to hit the wires since the last terrific digest was published.
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As expected, Spotify unveiled its updated streaming payment policies for artists and labels on Tuesday morning, and they are essentially the ones that have been previously reported in recent weeks: efforts to cut down on fraudulent streams; increasing the minimum payable track length for what is called “noise” content (the often-cited “rain falling on a rooftop” recordings); and eliminating payment for songs with less than 1,000 streams.
“We are aware that data costs continue to be a hindrance for people who would like to stream music, that’s why we are actively working at Spotify SSA on partnerships like this one,” said Spotify’s MD for sub-Saharan Africa Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy.
As parents, industry regulators and anyone whose mouth runs away with them in tense pub situations know, the trouble with making threats is that sometimes you have to go through with them. The latest example is Spotify and its service in Uruguay.
Here's a full breakdown of the plan, based on Billboard's reporting, including streaming thresholds, fraud fees and minimum track lengths.
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