Spotify’s new audiobook streaming could have ‘devastating effect’, says Society of Authors

The industry body says the music giant’s move to make more than 150,000 titles available has not been discussed with authors and may compete with salesThe Society of Authors (SoA) has said it is “deeply concerned” about Spotify’s new audiobook provision. The industry body cited “the devastating effect that music streaming has had on artists’ incomes”, and expressed its fear that authors may suffer in a similar way.“The streaming of audiobooks competes directly with sales and is even more damaging than music streaming because books are typically only read once, while music is often streamed many times,” a statement from the SoA read. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-11 15:40:05 UTC ]
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Spotify’s new audiobook streaming could have ‘devastating effect’, says Society of Authors

The industry body says the music giant’s move to make more than 150,000 titles available has not been discussed with authors and may compete with salesThe Society of Authors (SoA) has said it is “deeply concerned” about Spotify’s new audiobook provision. The industry body cited “the devastating... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-11 15:40:05 UTC ]
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UK’s Society of Authors: More Clarity in Spotify’s Terms

Changes in Spotify's terms of use for its Findaway Voices audiobook product trigger concerns from the Society of Authors in London. The post UK’s Society of Authors: More Clarity in Spotify’s Terms appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-02-22 15:16:42 UTC ]
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Spotify’s Streaming Audiobook Service Launches in the U.S.

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive

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The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018

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According to data released by Spotify, users aged 18-34 make up 57% of the platform's audiobook listeners, while television adaptations such as 'Shōgun' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' have prompted a surge in demand for specific titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Spotify Expands Its Premium Audiobooks Offer: Canada, Ireland, New Zealand

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How This Author Recorded His Audiobook—in a Mine Shaft 900 Feet Underground

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Spotify Already Messing Around With Audiobook Pricing

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Spotify rolls out an audiobook-only subscription

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Spotify Launches $9.99 Audiobook Subscription Tier

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Erica Berry on the Polyamorous Intimacy of Reader, Author, and Audiobook Narrator

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Spotify claims to have paid audiobook publishers ‘tens of millions’ in royalties

The streaming company says its payout model is competitive, but the Society of Authors has raised doubts about whether authors ultimately benefit Spotify has said that it has paid audiobook publishers “tens of millions” since allowing users 15 hours of audiobook listening in its Premium... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-02-01 16:08:34 UTC ]
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Audiobooks Are Booming. Spotify Wants in on the Action.

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[ The New York Times | 2024-01-29 17:00:09 UTC ]
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[ Engadget | 2023-11-08 19:20:00 UTC ]
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains the company’s new audiobook subscription plan

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