Interview: Spotify exec on royalties and keeping labels happy

Will Hope

Spotify boasts over 18 million songs for listeners to stream — helped, no doubt, by being part-owned by major labels themselves.

But major artists like Adele, Coldplay, deadmau5 Taylor Swift and Rihanna have, over the last year, withheld their latest albums from streaming services, hoping for a downloads pay-day before a streaming long tail.

So how does Spotify manage the label relationships, and what will it take to make the service as popular everywhere as it is in its native Sweden? I asked label relations director Will Hope in this video interview at Spotify’s recent features event

You're subscribed! If you like, you can update your settings


Comments have been disabled for this post