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Spotify-Warner Music Group Partnership Finally Brings Led Zeppelin, Coldplay & More To India

If you’re one of those, you’d be happy to know that Spotify has finally renewed its global licensing partnership with Warner Music Group. Announcing the global licensing partnership, Spotify & Warner Music Group issued the following statement: “Spotify and Warner Music Group are pleased to announce a renewed global licensing partnership. The two companies look forward to collaborating on impactful global initiatives for Warner artists and songwriters, and working together to grow the music industry over the long term.” But this new announcement now means that songs from artists like Coldplay, Led Zepellin, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce will finally be available on the Spotify music application in India. Indian users will finally be able to stream songs from artists like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Led Zeppelin starting tonight (April 1). Spotify tried to bypass this by making use of an amendment in Indian law that allowed “broadcasters” to obtain a license for copyrighted works even if the owner denies. The litigation before the Mumbai High Court only ended in January 2020 when Spotify and Warner signed a global deal. Last year, Spotify was asked by the court to remove over 1,00,000 songs that were a part of the Saregama catalogue. While Saregama had provided its bank of songs to Spotify a month in advance, before the Indian launch, the deal that was being negotiated between the two entities fell through eventually.

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