tech2 News Staff 14. January 2020, 7:31:43 PM IST
The nearly one-year legal battle between Spotify and Warner Chappell has reportedly ended in India. Both companies have agreed to sign a worldwide license agreement. Spotify can use it to stream the music catalog that was published by the previously blocked Warner Music publisher.
A report from TechCrunch states that the announcement was made today (January 14). Music from several popular artists and bands including Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, David Guetta, Meine chemische Romance, Red Hot Chilli Peppers etc. were blocked in India . This happened after Warner Music filed an injunction against Spotify in India with the High Court in Bombay for streaming their music.
The report mentions a Warner Chappell spokesman who speaks about the new deal, who appreciates the music of his songwriters, and whose license partnership extends Spotify to India. A Spotify spokesman told TechCrunch that the agreement was "pleased" and wanted to help songwriters and artists reach more fans.
Spotify was officially released in February 1945 in India in a free and premium model. The premium subscription had a three-month trial period and thereafter cost 119 rupees per month. For students, the premium tariff is only available for 59 rupees per month. Later, a Family Premium subscription was also introduced in India, with which up to six family members can use a single tariff for 179 rupees per month.
The songs have been blocked due to license problems and are not yet available in the app at the time of this article's publication. We have asked Spotify for a comment and the article will be updated as soon as we receive an explanation. Get technology news, gadgets reviews and ratings. Popular gadgets, including specifications, features, prices, comparison of laptops, tablets and mobile devices.