Speakers Push Air

Mealy Mouthed Fucks
March 3, 2011, 11:40 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Spotify are hosting a Skrewdriver album – tracks include When The Boat Comes In (Nigger Nigger) and White Power. I complained, politely, to their support team (as did a lot of others). Got this lame reply:


Our catalogue is drawn from music provided by tens-of-thousands of record labels and aggregators from all over the world and these rightsholders are responsible for the music they deliver to Spotify. As a music platform, our job is to provide our users with the choice of as much of the world’s legally available music as possible and not to judge what people should and shouldn’t listen to. We have over 10 million tracks, adding about 10,000 tracks per day, and as such there may be some material that people will find offensive.

As ever, Spotify users have the freedom to choose exactly what music they listen to. However, as a result of this issue, we are building a new system that will also allow users to filter out explicit material or tracks that could be deemed offensive. Advertisers on Spotify will continue to be able to filter out explicit content when running campaigns.

We want to underline that whilst we believe in freedom of expression and do not censor material that has been legally licensed to us, Spotify absolutely does not support any content that incites hatred of any kind, be that race, religion, sexuality or otherwise.

If we are informed that some music is illegal, then we will take appropriate action. However, we feel that it is not our place to actively censor or remove music that isn’t illegal and leave it to individual users to choose not to listen to music that may cause offence.

Kind Regards
Spotify Support team

This won’t be the end of it, that’s for sure

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Spotify is not the only one with who has “Skrewdriver” Apple’s iTunes and Amazon have the artist as well! Just wanted you to know!

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