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...
March 17, 2017
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...
June 9, 2016
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...
November 18, 2015
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...
July 24, 2013