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News article16 October 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Copyright Law reforms in Uruguay: Spotify Threatens to Exit

Spotify, the leading music streaming platform, has issued a serious warning to the Uruguayan authorities. The Swedish audio streaming and media services provider has threatened to withdraw from the country if the proposed copyright law reforms are passed.

The central concern of Spotify is the perspective of paying twice for the same music content that has already been licensed by record labels. According to Spotify, these changes would mean a "mandatory additional payment" for music services, on top of the significant amounts it already pays to record labels and authors, which would affect its ability to invest and offer reasonable prices. 



Publication date
16 October 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency