Spotify Discovery Mode Could Reduce Streaming income, Distort Algorithm

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A growing group of artists and independent labels are pushing back against Discovery mode, the paid placement opportunity which Spotify launched late last year.

The objections are not just about the cost to artists of receiving a lower royalty rate. Their concerns extend to the effect that paying for some streams has on all streams which they say will reduce artists’ collective streaming income and destroy how Spotify’s algorithm surfaces tracks.

This TikTok shared by A2IM explains.

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