Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spotify really hate being compared with iTunes; compare selves with iTunes

You know what really upsets Spotify's head of label relations in Europe, Kevin Brown? It's when people compare his lovely service with iTunes:

"I don’t see iTunes as our primary competitor - that’s YouTube," said Brown, criticising labels that decide to keep albums off Spotify in favour of exclusive deals with iTunes. "We’re still put in the same bucket as iTunes by some labels, whose music then appears on YouTube. That drives me nuts."
Boy, if he hates being compared with iTunes rather than YouTube, this is going to drive him over the edge:
"Some of our partners are saying Spotify is now generating more revenue each month across Continental Europe than iTunes[...]
"Given that download sales are declining and Spotify is growing rapidly, particularly in the UK, it is only a matter of time before Spotify is bigger than iTunes across Europe as a whole."
That's someone inside Spotify putting the service in the same bucket as iTunes. Brown's going to be fighting mad with them, yeah? Who was it who did such a terrible thing?
Spotify's head of label relations in Europe, Kevin Brown, told industry site Music Week.