Linked – Spotify Stops Promoting “Harmful or Hateful” Artists

So, this is true, even if it’s just R. Kelly currently.

“Spotify will now be making moral judgements on people.”

For the record, I’m a Spotify customer, and I have never once gone out of my way to listen to R Kelly. As far as I’m concerned they’re a public company free to promote or hide whomever they like. But, I do think it will be really interesting if/when Spotify figures out how many 13-14 year old groupies were involved with bands in the 60s-70s. I mean the stories about Page/Plant, Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The New York Dolls, etc. giving drugs to, and having sex with, underage girls are not exactly a secret. There have been books written about it, by people who were involved.

I wonder who’ll be left for them to actually promote by the time this finishes, assuming they want to be consistent?


Update – Calling for Spotify to stop promoting other artists, like Eminem, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has begun.

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