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Report claims premium-windowing is on the way for Spotify

Spotify’s latest round of licensing negotiations with major labels is bringing the prospect of premium-windowing for high-profile albums closer on its service. The Financial Times claimed yesterday that Spotify is close...
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Exclusive: Spotify pulled out of Radiohead album-windowing plan

The latest Radiohead album A Moon Shaped Pool will be streaming on Spotify from 17 June, six weeks after it debuted on Apple Music and Tidal. There is a much bigger story behind this news, however: Spotify came close to...
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Sandbox 145 – Window Shopper: The New Wave of Windowing

Lead: In the “old days” (i.e. five years ago), big albums would have been kept off streaming services in other to push download and CD sales. Today windowing is often about pushing streams as much as possible – except...
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Mark Mulligan: ‘Delay releases to free platforms, not paid ones’

"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between the two very different...
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Spotify’s Parks slams ‘hostile’ windowing strategies

If more artists start to 'window' their album releases, withholding them from streaming services for weeks or months after they go on sale, it's not good news for those services.