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Following Universal Deal, Spotify Locks Down Indies in Long-Term Licensing Pact With Merlin

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Billboard reports: “Spotify and independent label organization Merlin have agreed to a multi-year licensing agreement that ensures an uninterrupted flow of music from non-majors to the music streaming leader, plus extends to Merlin members the same flexible release option that was core to a recent deal with Universal Music Group. Merlin represents over 20,000 indie labels, who collectively make up roughly 12 percent of the global digital music market.”

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