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Netherlands Publishers Eye 'Spotify For Papers'

Dutch publishers’ trade association  NDP Nieuwsmedia confirmed members are exploring possibilities for a “common platform to meet demand for their content”, involving a shared database. Holland’s number-three paper de Volkskrant reports that its Flemish owner Persgroep, NRC Handelsblad and the business title Het Financieele Dagblad, which already charges, want to create (wait for it) “a Spotify for newspapers”. Deloitte consultant Marieke van der Donk tells de Volkskrant that research she recently carried out for NPD New Media showed: “There is absolutely a market for the pay wall.

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