“Spotify and Warner Music Group are pleased to announce a renewed global licensing partnership. This expanded deal covers countries where Spotify is available today, as well as additional markets. The two companies look forward to collaborating on impactful global initiatives for Warner artists and songwriters, and working together to grow the music industry over the long term.”, stated Spotify and Warner Media Group in a joint assertion.
This new partnership follows the multi-territory world licensing cope with Warner Chappell Music earlier this yr in January. The distinction between these two partnerships is that the newer one consists of all artists underneath Warner Music Group whereas the earlier one was restricted to artists whose albums had been printed underneath Warner Chappell.
If you’ve no thought relating to Warner’s grudge in opposition to Spotify, Warner took Spotify to the Mumbai High Court citing license claims in August 2018, which resulted in an enormous delay over the deliberate launch and Spotify ended up launching the service with out Warner’s assortment within the nation.
Ever because the launch of Spotify India in February final yr, the unavailability of songs from fashionable artists put them in a troublesome place to compete in opposition to different gamers within the Indian streaming market.
The firm ought to hopefully be capable to entice potential customers now that Warner’s assortment is lastly obtainable in Spotify India. While it’s excellent news for us shoppers, it could tighten up home competitors amidst gamers together with JioSaavn, Wynk Music, Gaana.