Spotify trades free tier album delays for smaller royalties – TechCrunch

Spotify has long refused to restrict new releases from its ad-supported non-paying listeners because it would make the streaming app confusing. It wanted all music available to everyone, always. But as its preps to IPO, it needs to negotiate better …
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