Spotify shuts down its music upload program for Independent Artists

Spotify announced  is shutting down the Beta program that allowed indie artists to upload their own music to the streaming service.  The upload tool was first introduced in September 2018, offering U.S. unsigned artists a simpler way to get their music on the service and get paid. But the company seems to have determined the complexity involved in monitoring the rights associated with music distribution made the whole thing more trouble than it was worth — and at the same time, Spotify wants to support its distributor partners.  Now, artists have until the end of the month to transition to another distributor, and will only be paid for streams on their uploaded content through July 2019.