As the world of music continues to struggle to find a happy medium, some record labels are actively making the change they find necessary to survive in today’s ever-changing market. Spinnin’ Records, which has been one of the top labels in the EDM industry, has announced their latest undertaking that will change the way the record label operates.
Called Spinnin’ Premium, the new service will focus on 100% free music that can be downloaded within a period of 2 weeks – the only thing you need to give Spinnin’ to get a premium account is your email. The new move is embracing the fact that more people are leaving a pay-for-music model to opt into more free streaming models. It’s a move that Martin Garrix announced just a few days at ADE, when he revealed that his new music would be released for free, and it’s clear Spinnin’ is following in his footsteps.
“The music industry is changing rapidly. Focus is shifting from paying for your music to streaming and other freemium models. People are now expecting music to be available how and whenever they want it. We’ve always acknowledged this by sharing as much of our releases as possible on social media and streaming sites, now we break down that final wall by giving away the music as free downloads.” -CEO Eelko van Kooten
To celebrate the launch of Spinnin’ Premium, the label has put out their first release under the new freemium model. The track, Ghostchild by Firebeatz & Apster, is available for free download to all who sign up for the premium account. Regular scheduled releases moving forward will also become free downloads under the new model so make sure to sign up and check out the inaugural track below: