What do you expect from people who steal from songwriters? Where is the Justice Department now?
The past 72 hours have been especially fun in the world of streaming exclusives.
On Friday, Bloomberg ran a story which accused Spotify of actively ‘burying’ the promotion of stars who have windowed their music on Apple Music or Tidal.
Spotify has done so, said the report, by excluding artists and tracks from its highly influential playlists, in addition to demoting them from search results.
The Swedish service has now hit back at the article, calling it “unequivocally false”.
Well, to be precise, Spotify says that the allegation of it burying search for Apple/Tidal-friendly artists is “unequivocally false“.
That’s because the other bit – the bit that suggests Spotify is blackballing these artists on its top playlists – is completely true.
There’s no debate here. We’re telling you, it’s happening.
Just ask Katy Perry…
Perry’s big comeback single – her first for two years – is called Rise.
You may or may not have heard it. That’s kind of the point.