Spotify wants to become ‘the OS of music’ and help artists earn more along the way

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Spotify’s US launch has helped reignite the conversation on how musicians should be compensated for their works in the digital age — streaming services say they’re helping to create more revenue for artists, while some of the bigger bands refuse to make their new music available on Rdio or Spotify. It’s a complicated situation, but Spotify is hoping that its recently-launched apps platform will be a difference maker going forward. Sten Garmark, Spotify’s director of platform, believes that his company’s apps will help increase engagement with users, help them discover and play more music, and ultimately make those users more valuable to artists. In a discussion on Spotify’s apps at last night’s Music Apps: Beyond the Hype conference in…

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