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Spotify to be muted in Swedish churches

Spotify's head office in Stockholm. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Published: 23.Mar.2019 16:38 hrs

Music played via streaming service Spotify will be banned in Sweden’s churches from April 1st.

From the beginning of next month, anyone who plans to play music at a wedding, baptism or funeral will have to find an alternative source to the streaming option, radio station P4 Kristiansand reports.

The Swedish audio platform’s decision to end its Spotify Business service, which the Church of Sweden currently uses to play pre-recorded music, means other formats are likely to make a comeback.

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