And the latest to bail on Spotify? The Village People, whose timeless party classics include “Y.M.C.A.,” “In the Navy,” and “Macho Man”. “I think the business model for these streaming services is bad for artists but good for the music streaming companies’ bottom line,” group leader Victor Willis told WENN this morning.
“Why should I continue to license Y.M.C.A. to them for the micro-royalties they pay? I’d rather withhold all of my music until they figure out how to make it worth my while.”
Willis indicated that the Village People’s classics may soon surface on TIDAL.