Spotify users will be able to use the ‘permanent night’ playlist on their Spotify account after the streaming service agreed to a settlement with Apple that will see Spotify free users from having to manually play their tracks for 10 days.
A company spokesperson told The Verge that Spotify has now “expressed the agreement it reached with Apple” with regards to the streaming services royalty rates.
“The new royalty arrangement with Apple means that the music on Spotify will not require an active subscription or purchase,” the spokesperson said.
“Perpetually Night, the most popular playlist on Spotify, is the only playlist that is currently paid for by users.”
We are pleased that Spotify is now accepting active users and will continue to do so as a way to continue to support our users and ensure that all of Spotify’s artists get paid for their music.
“While Apple’s settlement has yet to be confirmed by the streaming company, the agreement with Spotify is a significant one, as the music industry has become increasingly concerned about Apple’s unwillingness to comply with Spotify’s demands to pay artists royalties.”
Spotify previously launched the ‘Perpetual Night’ playlist, which Spotify claims is the “most popular playlist” on the platform. “
We are committed to supporting artists and their rights to make music without the need for any upfront payment from the music labels.”
Spotify previously launched the ‘Perpetual Night’ playlist, which Spotify claims is the “most popular playlist” on the platform.
Spotify users have been able to access the playlist since May 2017, with each song having a minimum of 15 plays and the first two tracks from each playlist having to be played in order to create a playlist.
Apple’s deal with Spotify was announced on Tuesday, with Spotify stating that “millions of active Spotify users” would be able access the streaming platform.
Apple’s move comes after Spotify made the case that the streaming music service should be paid by its users, with the company’s CEO, Daniel Ek, stating in June that Apple should be required to pay for Spotify’s music.
The company previously agreed to pay $1bn to settle a class action lawsuit filed by artists over the way that the company treated artists in its catalog.