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Spotify is giving artists even more freedom.
The streaming platform is rolling out a new beta program that lets indie artists directly upload their music to its service.
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It should give artists another way to circumvent the traditional route of going through a major label or digital aggregator.
The firm said it's adding the free feature to the Spotify for Artists platform, which also lets them access data about their listeners and submit songs for consideration to be added to playlists.
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The music won't be immediately available on the app for users, however.
Artists pick a release day, upload artwork and designate if it's a single or an album and hit upload.
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The feature is only limited to artists who Spotify has extended an invitation to.
Artists who upload songs receive 50 percent of Spotify's net revenues and Spotify also accounts to publishers and collection societies for additional royalties related to the musical composition, Kene Anoliefo, senior product lead for Spotify's creator marketplace, told the Verge.
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'Since we launched Spotify for Artists, one of the top requested features has been the ability to upload music directly onto Spotify,' the firm explained in a blog post.
'You've told us time and time again that sharing your work with the world should be easier.
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'In the past few months, we’ve been testing an upload tool within Spotify for Artists, because we believe getting new music to your fans should be simple. Starting today we’re inviting more artists to participate in the beta,' Spotify added.
It comes as the firm has given the major music labels another reason to be angry.
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The streaming giant has quietly landed direct licensing deals with a number of independent artists and managers, the New York Times reported, citing sources close to the situation.
As part of the deal, indie...
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