Spotify to shut down direct upload for artists
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 3 facts | 1 comments | 26 votes

  • The company announced the change on Monday, saying it will close the beta program and stop accepting direct uploads by the end of July. -
  • The direct upload function began last September, allowing independent artists to utilize the streaming site without distribution methods. -
  • Spotify has changed the way artists can upload music, now prohibiting individual musicians from putting their songs on the streaming service directly. -

john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
So much for Spotify trying to become the YouTube for music. At least independent songwriters will still have Soundcloud and Bandcamp to upload their music to.

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