Posted on 11/18/2021 at 09:24 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

By now, you’ve heard that audio giant Spotify has struck a deal to purchase Findaway.

You might be wondering what that means for you as an author — or whether it means anything at all.

Dan Holloway of the Alliance of Independent Authors says the answer to the latter is definitely, if it receives regulatory approval (which was once a given but may not be).

As for the former, he says, we’ll have to wait and see; Spotify’s immediate post-deal plans are to leave Findaway’s team in place.

But that’s just a first step, and if you’ve followed the music industry in much detail, you know that Spotify payouts have drawn some criticism.

Head to the ALLi blog for Holloway’s full take on the possible Spotify-Findaway deal.

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