Recode reports: “Some of the most popular music in the world is going behind a paywall on the world’s most popular streaming service.After months of negotiating, Spotify has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group. The big idea: Spotify has agreed to let Universal artists restrict new albums to Spotify’s 50 million paying subscribers for two weeks, while letting free users listen to singles. In return, Spotify may get a break on the fees Universal charges for its music, depending on certain subscriber metrics.”

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