Spotify Review From Hateful Conduct" Policy After Kendrick Lamar And Others Threatened To Pull The Music
Back to the drawing board.
After Spotify announced its Hate Content And Hateful Conduct policy earlier this month, the reaction was swift. Many people said that the company would essentially have to remove the music of thousands of artists on the basis of conduct in his private life.
In consequence, the streaming service giant, was reported to have "partially walk back" of the policy.
According to Bloomberg, representatives of artists such as Kendrick Lamar called Spotify Ceo Daniel Ek and the head of the artist relations, Troy Carter, and threatened them with his music if the current policy is stuck.
TDE is the home of artists such as K-Dot, Schoolboy Q, SZA and Ab-Soul.
When TDE president Terrence "Punch" Henderson learned of the policy, he took to Twitter to express their opinion. "Whoa. They are censoring? That is dangerous," he wrote.
Whoa. They are censoring? That is dangerous.
— Punch of TDE (@iamstillpunch) on the 10th of May 2018
R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION catalogs were among the first to be affected by the policy. Spotify removed their music from Spotify-curated playlists in an ambitious attempt to adapt to the #METOO of the time. Although Spotify took the decision to restore the X the music, there are currently no plans for the promotion of Kelly's new catalog.
In a strange twist, Kelly, in the transmission of numbers actually increased after the implementation of the policy.
HipHopDX reached TDE management, which refused to comment on the story.