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Spotify, Warner Music Group Sign ‘Expanded’ Global Licensing Deal

Warner Music Group and Spotify have signed a new “expanded” global licensing deal both companies announced on Wednesday.

A joint statement reads:

“Warner Music Group and Spotify are pleased to announce a renewed global licensing partnership.

This expanded deal covers countries where Spotify is available today, as well as additional markets.

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.”

Independent music licensor Merlin had previously announced a new Spotify deal and Sony Music’s contract has not run out.

That leaves the largest music group, UMG, the sole major music group without a current Spotify licensing deal.

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