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Spotify For Newspapers? Dutch Publishers Mull Idea

A joint payment system would let readers buy access to the Netherlands’ main news titles if plans for a “common platform to meet demand for their content” moves forward. Holland’s number-three paper de Volkskrant reports that its Flemish owner Persgroep, NRC Handelsblad and the business title Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), which already charges, want to create (wait for it) “a Spotify for newspapers”. Flemish publishers in neighbouring Belgium are also discussion a common platform.

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