Spotify shuts down direct music uploading for independent artists

Found on Altpress on Friday, 05 July 2019
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“The most impactful way we can improve the experience of delivering music to Spotify for as many artists and labels as possible is to lean into the great work our distribution partners are already doing to serve the artist community,” Spotify said in a statement on its blog.

For example, Billboard points out Little Mix track “Bounce Back” pre-saves prompted giving Sony Music specific permissions. Among them were “view your Spotify account data,” “view your activity on Spotify” and “take actions in Spotify on your behalf.”

So everybody whines how arists go through hard times and get pirated constantly, but at the same time platforms refuse to do business with them so middlemen can step in and make an artist's life even worse.