At TypoBerlin a new font sales channel has been announced, initially aimed at desktop licensing, with many of the top independent foundries involved:https://fontstand.com
The FS initials seems to me a bit of an inside joke, following the acquisition of FontShop last year in a way that many type designers were very unhappy about.
The Fontstand pricing model offers users to license the font for 1 month at 10% of the unlimited time usage license, and if users renew the monthly license for 12 months then it becomes an unlimited usage license (thus paying 20% more than an unlimited license costs up front.)
This contrasts with Spotify-like continuous monthly licensing; paying continuously makes sense for web font services, since the service has to be running continuously too, but for desktop fonts the case seems less clearcut.
It also contrasts with classic unlimited-time licensing, which is unattractive for users who only want to use a type family for a brief time.