Radiohead Boycots Spotify By Windowing New Album

Radiohead Boycots Spotify By Windowing New Album

Guess Radiohead haven’t made up with Spotify after all..

Just as we thought Radiohead had reconciled with Spotify by releasing their new single ‘Burn The Witch’ on the streaming platform, they silenced the rumours by releasing their latest album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ on every other streaming platform apart from Spotify.

It’s widely known that lead singer, Yorke is against Spotify and free streaming as he is an advocate for fair-pay for artists. He’s also famously pulled his music from Spotify back in 2013, dubbing the service ”the last desperate fart of a dying corpse.”

When explaining to Business Insider about his feelings towards Spotify, Yorke has previously said…

”I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing.  I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry.  Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.”

Though, many believed that Yorke had changed his mind after releasing the band’s single on the platform last week.

But it seems as though the hatred for Spotify still holds for Yorke and the rest of the Radiohead band members. Instead of opting for free ad-supported streaming, Radiohead are sending their fans to iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Tidal, as well as selling the album on their own website.

When asked about windowing content from streaming services, Spotify’s Ken Parks has previously said,

”The notion that you would want to withhold records from people who are paying 120 pounds or euros or dollars a year is just really mind-boggling. It’s pretty hostile to punish your best customers and fans. We think it’s a wrongheaded approach.”

However, it seems as though Spotify has accepted the fact that certain artist will now Spotify don’t seem to be too bothered as they released a statement saying, “we look forward to making the rest of ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ available on Spotify as soon as we can.”

(Image by Daniele Dalledonne, Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, cc by-sa 2.0)

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