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DISTRIBUTOR PULLS MUSIC FROM SPOTIFY – GOES BELLY-UP THREE YEARS LATER

In November 2011, EDM distributor STHoldings pulled their music from Spotify because of “the poor revenues and the detrimental affect on sales”. Wired reported on this and wondered aloud if Spotify’s fortunes were “unravelling”. In July of this year, STHoldings went into voluntary liquidation. This was not a new operation. They’ve been around since 1998 […]

UNDERSTANDING SPOTIFY

Young people prize “access over ownership”. This sounds like the kind of thing a digital music strategist like myself would be saying to support streaming services like Spotify. However, that’s not where the quote comes from. This was said by Sheryl Connelly, who is the head of Global Trends and Futuring for the Ford Motor […]