Spotify Is Getting Paid to Save the Music Industry: DealBook Briefing

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Spotify is certainly getting paid to be the music industry’s savior.

Perhaps more than any other streaming service, Spotify has revived the fortunes of recording artists. It is funneling billions of dollars from its subscribers to music companies, which, for the most part, faced a bleak future. But a charity Spotify is not. The company appears to be taking a bigger and bigger cut of the revenue it receives from listeners, according to numbers first made public on Wednesday.

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