Niche jazz and classical label Blue Music Group has withdrawn its music from Spotify citing low royalty payments. Blue Music specializes in music from Scandinavian, one of Spotify's strongest markets. "Having the catalog available at Spotify's pitiful rates - and we're talking about fractions of cents per streamed song - kills all chances to produce new fruitful music," says Mika Pohjola, the head of Blue Music Group. "Blue Music Group is keen to pay its artists fairly, we have one of the highest royalty rates in the industry," he continued. "We rely on people buying our downloads from Apple iTunes,...

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