Google partnerships boss Don Harrison just spilled the beans. Spotify doesn’t pay 15 percent of its revenue to Google on Play. It doesn’t pay 11 percent. It doesn’t even pay 10 percent or 6 percent. It pays zero percent when users decide to use Spotify’s payment system, and just 4 percent if users choose Google Play Billing.
“Zero percent if they process their transaction and 4 percent if Google processes their transaction,” we just heard in court.
There’s no other new fee. Both Google and Spotify agreed to each commit $50 million to a “success fund” as part of the sweetheart deal, though.