The reason you can’t hear Coldplay’s latest album on Spotify is because they don’t want you to.
And the same goes for the Black Keys, deadmau5, Taylor Swift, and other ‘uncooperative’ artists.
“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.”
Ken Parks, chief content officer and managing director, Spotify US.