Radiohead blackball Spotify as new album hits Apple Music

“Thom Yorke just got his own back on Spotify. The Radiohead star has famously had some strong words to say about the Swedish streaming service,” Tim Ingham reports for Music Business Worldwide. “Back in July 2013, Yorke pulled material including his solo work and Atoms For Peace recordings from Spotify, complaining that ‘new artists get paid f*ck all with this model.’ Later that year he went further, describing the platform and its relationship with the music industry as: ‘The last desperate fart of a dying corpse.'”

“On Tuesday (May 3), this schism appeared to have healed, with Radiohead bringing their comeback single “Burn The Witch” to Spotify – before adding another new track, “Daydreaming,” on Friday (May 6). However, Radiohead have just released their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, on digital services. And it’s bad news for Daniel Ek,” Ingham reports. “The XL-issued LP is available to stream in full on the likes of Apple Music and TIDAL – but is conspicuous by its absence on Spotify.”

Ingham reports, “The news marks the latest in a string of high-profile artist albums to be held off Spotify.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Oh ok.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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