Spotify to Inform Users When Artists Withhold Music From Service

artist: Spotify date: 05/21/2014 category: general music news
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Spotify to Inform Users When Artists Withhold Music From Service
Spotify has started to inform listeners when an artist has chosen to withhold their music from the digital streaming service, NME reports.

The decision became apparent when fans attempting to listen to the new Coldplay album, "Ghost Stories," were greeted with the following message.

"The artist or their representatives have decided not to release this album on Spotify. We are working on it and hope they will change their mind soon."

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, a spokesperson from Spotify has stated:

"Coldplay has decided not to make 'Ghost Stories' available on Spotify and other streaming services. There are tens of millions of the best music fans in the world using Spotify and we're obviously disappointed at the band's decision to withhold this album from them."

Currently, only the single tracks from "Ghost Stories" - "Magic," "Midnight" and "A Sky Full of Stars" are available on Spotify. Coldplay held their last album, "Mylo Xyloto" from the streaming service until four months after it had been released on other formats.
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