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Dear Bands, Stop Treating Spotify Like Netflix

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Subscription music services face a new scourge on their bottom line: “Windowing.” This vaguely creepy term stands for a practice adopted by some artists in an effort to boost album sales. Musicians such as Adele and Coldplay withhold new albums from the likes of Spotify for a period of time after release, just as there is about a month’s delay between the release of a new film and that film becoming available on Netflix. Spotify in particular hates the practice, and Spotify’s chief content officer Ken Parks told Fast Company so in no uncertain terms: Read More