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November 19 2011


STHoldings labels to leave Spotify, Napster, Simfy, Rdio - they're "detrimental to music purchasing"

A study with consequences. 

Digital Music News :: Spotify and similar access models are discouraging other forms of music purchasing - not encouraging them - according to a recently-released finding from NPD Group and NARM. In fact, access has been deemed 'most detrimental' to monetization across nearly all demographic categories.

Continue to read Paul Resnikoff, www.digitalmusicnews.com

Wire :: Tracks from over 200 record labels will be removed from Spotify, Napster, Simfy, and Rdio. Labels distributed by STHoldings include Hessle Audio, Skull Disco and Mordant Music. Out of 238 labels, which specialises in techno, grime, dubstep, and bass music, only four said they did not want their content removed from the streaming services. STHoldings said decision was prompted by the study of the NPD Group and NARM.

Continue to read www.thewire.co.uk

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