Re: Spotify's Next Launch: Usage Restrictions...
Yves has been consistent in wishing, hoping, demanding the music industry return to the 1982 business model.
High volume customers are the golden goose that keeps the music industry going and Yves wants to alienate those customers like the old days. The high-volume music listener in 2012 expects to hear full tracks before buying. One can bitch and moan about that all they want, but ANY third party that enables customers to hear your music - whether that be the RIAA, club owners, Spotify, Apple, CD Baby, the FBI, etc. - is going to want their cut.