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comment by TheFearOfRobots
TheFearOfRobots  ·  2289 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Track on spotify only available for paid users

I think that it's entirely reasonable for spotify to hold songs/albums for premium users, and that expecting to have all music for free isn't reasonable. On the other hand, bands that want their music to be available for free on spotify should be able to if they want to. I think that it should really be a decision that's up to the creator of the song/album and not the decision of the distributor.

psudo  ·  2289 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Like most things in the record industry it probably will matter very little what the actual artist cares, but be whatever the rights holder feels like doing. For big name bands the rights holders will probably follow their wishes to some extent, but it will always be a purely profit motivated decision.