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MAJOR LABEL STREAMING
The major labels own 20% of Spotify.
Apple Music pays less to indie artists and allows majors to buy front page placements.
Only major label and famous artists are included in Apple Music genre searches.
Tidal & Apple Music offers no direct deals for indie artists.
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RECENT MAJOR LABEL STREAMING HEADLINES
Sony Music sold approximately 50% of its shares in Spotify during the streaming company’s first month on the New York Stock Exchange, MBW has learned – generating in the region of $750m as a result. The major record company owned 5.7% of Spotify’s stock – a total...read more
Rob Stringer will be a popular man in Tokyo right now. Sony Music’s parent, Sony Corp, confirmed yesterday that its subsidiary sold 17.2% of its Spotify stake on Tuesday (April 3) – the streamer’s first day on the New York Stock Exchange. A quick run...read more
Spotify Says They ‘Created a Marketplace’ for Musicians. An Artist With 1.1 Million Spotify Followers Responds
Gareth Emery March 16, 2018 In a Friday investor presentation, Spotify executive Troy Carter declared that “most of the artists’ reservations [about Spotify] have been addressed.” CEO Daniel Ek pointed to a thriving marketplace between artists and fans....read more