Spotify’s new PR push insists it’s good for musicians… so long as their songs are played a couple hundred thousand times a month.
But how such a platform would mesh with Google Play Music All Access is an open question.
For services such as Spotify and Pandora, survival means negotiating good rates for music, while staying clear of lawsuits and boardroom backstabbing.
DRM is still alive and well—it just lives in the cloud now.
If you can’t beat ‘em, mimic their business.
With Spotify use increasing, and Google launching its own streaming service, an Apple “iRadio” platform could face challenges.
Rumors suggest Google will use its Google I/O conference to launch some sort of Spotify rival.