Copyright: Spotify seals US deal


The online music service Spotify agreed deals with the major music companies, as well as independent labels, and carried out an invite-only beta launch in the US in July. The fully legal product will offer users on-demand access to more than 15 million tracks with a choice of three services: free with advertising; ad-free access for $4.99 a month; and premium access for $9.99 a month. All three services include access to the full Spotify library and various social/sharing features. Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 has 10 million users in seven European countries. Most have the free-access service with advertising, while there are 1.6 million paying subscribers. The company has wanted to expand into the US for some time but has had to negotiate licensing rates with...


Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of one week’s FREE access and become a Managing IP member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain 7 days FREE access when you register now.

Join here

profile

Managing IP

ManagingIP

ManagingIP profile

People move: @BakerHostetler adds #LosAngeles trademark/copyright partner from @FoleyandLardner http://t.co/5mMuwTCN2b

Jul 29 2014 05:02 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

Guest #mipblog post by Rubal Walia: Patents in the biopesticide industry #infographic http://t.co/R2KvXIYwK1

Jul 29 2014 04:15 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

United States: Seventh Circuit rules on trademark abandonment (sponsored) http://t.co/LDaxVmDeaS

Jul 29 2014 03:45 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
More from the Managing IP blog


Read this year's INTA Daily News - published daily by Managing IP direct from the INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong



July/August 2014

IP’s most influential people 2014

The 50 people in social media, advocacy and debate influencing IP policy



Most read articles

Supplements