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Old 8th December 2011
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by initialsBB View Post
I've been wondering why labels don't adopt a hollywood-style release window model for streaming. Interestingly that's what a few people on that black keys thread are speculating they might be doing, although there doesn't seem to be any evidence for it, just pure speculation. Still, if Spotify were nothing but deep back catalog I would be extremely happy with it.
I've been in talks with people about windowing audio releases but it just still doesn't add up for Spotify.

Theres a difference between a reduced margin and no margin.

Labels have been windowing releases for years, ever seen "midlines" or budget lines? Hell in the vinyl days we even had cut outs, sold by weight not by unit!