After receiving a good amount of heat last year (anyone remember “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse?”), Spotify is looking to become the music streaming good guys again in their latest effort to bring artists back into the fold. The music streaming website is now presenting a new service that will allow artists to offer merchandise to fans without taking any commission. The new addition is in partnership with Topspin, who will also not be charging a fee, but will require artists to create a Topspin ArtistLink account.
Spotify To Offer Digital Merch Stand Services
The merchandise feature doesn’t require artists to change how they currently flip their gear, vinyls, and other merch packages – instead, they will only have to provide existing links to their online stores. However, as of now, Spotify is only allowing up to three pieces of merchandise to be listed at a time. The new service seems to be a string-free gold mine for artists who use the platform, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see how things really go down. Where do you stand on the relationship between Spotify and artists? Let us know in the comments section.
Article by Arpan Somani