Spotify will raise the prices of its premium subscription packages in many parts of the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and various countries in Europe and Asia. In the United States, for example, the Spotify family package will cost one dollar, from $ 14.99 to $ 15.99. In the UK, all packages are priced by a pound or two, while in Europe, Spotify Laker decided to actually package its student package for one euro, from 4.99 to 5.99 euros.
In Israel, where the prices of packages are relatively cheap in the first place compared to those stated in most European countries and the United States, no increase has been recorded so far and it seems in the meantime that this announcement is not relevant. For users in those countries where the price has indeed risen, it will take effect on April 30 when existing subscribers will enjoy one more month at the previous price.
In addition, Spotify announced that it would allow podcast creators to charge for exclusive content, similar to Apple’s announcement a week ago . Compared to Apple, Spotify has approached the creators when it comes to the commission it will charge: during the first two years, the creators will not be required to share their profits at all, and starting in the third year will charge a 5% commission. At Apple, for comparison, the commission in the first year stands at 30%, and from the second year onwards at 15%.