與Spotify簽訂新協議的兩個「主流唱片公司」是誰?提示:不是環球或華納

  • 流覽次數:: 101
  • 分類: 產業區
  • 分享次數:
  • 作者: 音樂地圖
  • 與Spotify簽訂新協議的兩個「主流唱片公司」是誰?提示:不是環球或華納

      201908/2101:48

    ◎Spotify宣布已與4家主流唱片公司中的2家達成了續簽全球錄音授權合約,此舉讓其投資者十分興奮。

    ◎MBW網站經過與音樂業內資深人士詢問後發現,這兩個合作夥伴是索尼音樂和獨立品牌的代表Merlin。這意味著Spotify尚未與全球最大的音樂權利持有者環球音樂集團及全球第三大的華納音樂集團簽署新的全球授權協議,雙方正在繼續進行協商之中。

    ◎Spotify在2019年第二季度的總收入為16.7億歐元,同比增長31%。付費訂閱收入佔該數字的90.1%達到15億歐元,同比增長31%。季度廣告收入1.65億歐元,同比增長34%,比2019年第一季度的1.26億歐元增加了3900萬歐元。

    詳細內文:

    Spotify got its investors excited this morning by announcing that it had "reached agreement with two of our four major label partners on the renewal of our global sound recording licenses".

    Having spoken to senior sources across the industry, MBW has discovered who those two referenced partners are: Sony Music and independent label rep Merlin.

    This means that Spotify is still yet to sign a new global licensing deal with Universal Music Group – the biggest recorded music rightsholder in the world – in addition to the third biggest, Warner Music Group. Talks are continuing with both parties.

    It is MBW's understanding that Sony Music has an active deal with Spotify in play, which is not up for renewal this summer – setting it apart from UMG and WMG in this respect.

    As for our knowledge that Merlin's re-signed?

    Aside from the fact that our sources have confirmed both Universal and Warner remain in active talks over re-licensing deals, you really only have to study Spotify's language for a big clue.

    Had Spotify signed deals with two parties from Universal, Sony and Warner, would it have stated "two of our four major label partners" or "two of our three major label partners"? Especially seeing as Merlin has never claimed to be a 'major label', unlike the other trio?

    Perhaps, however, if you were a digital service looking to talk up the deal you'd just inked with Merlin to your investors, you might be inclined to phrase things differently.

    A Merlin rep declined to comment when contacted by MBW.

    Spotify said of its active discussions with the remaining two major labels today (July 31): "This is the sixth round of label negotiations we've worked through in our thirteen year history and, while it is typically a long drawn-out process, it has become part of the normal cadence of the business."

    Spotify's total revenue in Q2 2019 stood at €1.67bn, up 31% YoY.

    Premium/subscription revenue made up 90.1% of this figure at €1.50bn, also up 31% YoY.

    Quarterly ad-Supported revenue of €165m grew 34% YoY, and was up by €39m on the €126m posted in Q1 2019.

     

    Music business worldwide

    http://bit.ly/2ODxMxz