Warner Retreats From Free Music Streaming

Record label Warner Music has said it will stop licensing its songs to free music streaming services. Companies like Spotify, We7 and Last.fm give free, legal and instant access to millions of songs, funded by adverts.Warner, one of the four major labels, whose artists include REM and Michael Buble, said such services were “clearly not positive for the industry”.

I have been wondering what kind of impact Apple buying Lala had on this. The labels feel pushed around by Jobs and Co. so when they enter this seemingly innocent market, Warner jumps ship…

via Daring Fireball Linked List: Warner Retreats From Free Music Streaming.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 10th, 2010 — No Comments