PRS for Music Statement - Spotify

PRS for Music Statement - Spotify

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Spotify is one of a number of new digital streaming services at the forefront, along with download services, of providing a legal alternative to piracy online. Spotify has always done the right thing and worked with rightsholders to ensure their music offering is fully licensed before launch. Our writers and publishers are earning royalties from digital music and this is a growing part of our business; we all need to support these services that are giving users a legal, virus free and high quality alternative to peer-to-peer sites and generating an additional income stream for creators. Comparisons with radio or TV broadcasts that may have millions of listeners or viewers are difficult and not always either accurate or appropriate.

William Booth - Director of Media Licensing, PRS for Music