You Might Have Heard about the Streaming Industry’s CRB Appeal—Here’s What You Need to Know

In the U.S., the royalty rates for publishing rights for digital music services are determined by a panel of judges, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). The rates also create a reference point for services that don't rely on these government-set rates, and they indirectly influence the ways that publishing license rates work around the world. The CRB recently came to a conclusion about how these rights and rates would work for the next few years. And we appealed the outcome.

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François Pachet, head of our new Creator Technology Research Lab

Innovating for Writers and Artists

We’re excited to announce the opening of a new Creator Technology Research Lab in Paris led by professor and musician François Pachet.

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Welcome to Spotify's New Home for Artists

Three years ago, we launched the Spotify Artists website. At the time, streaming was still relatively new. This website was our first shot at providing details around the streaming model and explaining how it affected artists. It was just a start, but a meaningful step forward.

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Spotify Playlists: Now playing…more than 1 billion streams a week

We’re super excited to announce a major new milestone today: Spotify listeners are playing more than one billion streams per week from Spotify’s own playlists.

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Fetty Wap's Year in Music

2015 Year in Music For Artists

Today, Spotify unveiled its interactive celebration of the year in music, politics and culture. Fans can explore and relive these memories and also generate their own personalized Year In Music to see the trends in how they listened.

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Update to Artist Verification Process and Image Updates

Starting on March 2, 2015 we’ll be introducing new rules to improve our Verified Artist program as well as an updated and easier process for apply for verification.

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James Bay's new verified artist profile

Changes to a Verified Artist Profile

We’ve now made it simpler and easier for fans to find and listen to your Spotify playlists on your verified Artist profile!

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$2 Billion and Counting

Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music is art, art has real value, and artists deserve to be paid for it. We started Spotify because we love music and piracy was killing it. So all the talk swirling around lately about how Spotify is making money on the backs of artists upsets me big time.

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