Earlier this month, Spotify unveiled a controversial new hate content and hateful conduct policy that included removing music from the platform’s curated playlists by artists who didn’t reflect “[Spotify’s] values” like R. Kelly, XXXTentacion and Tay-K. The move had immediate negative monetary implications for the artists involved. Today, the platform announced it will roll back part of the new policy, citing how vague and difficult to implement the policy would be.
Of course, at least part of the reason for today’s announcement has to be chalked up to mounting pressure from the music industry to drop the policy. 50 Cent was an early critic, but soon reports stated that other artists, including Kendrick Lamar, were ready to pull their music from the platform if Spotify didn’t do something to change their policy. It turns out Lamar himself may not have pulled the strings, though Top Dawg Entertainment boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith certianly did.
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21 thoughts on “Top Dawg on Spotify Reversing Conduct Policy: ‘It’s a Slippery Slope If You Start Censoring Music’”
GET TOP ON THE PHONE!
I tried to listen to the Blank Face LP and every other word was censored like tf?
If Spotify censors the work of Artist’s, we will form a Mob, then chant “Fuck Spotify” as we march to Spotify’s headquarters and burn their precious buildings to the ground.
So Spotify, the Choice is yours … ⏰😑
Why did they update the app to not show songs an artist is featured on anymore???
I saw x on rap caviar again
Hearing about this, I switched to Apple Music. Even if they reversed it, doesn't mean they won't do it again. Everyone should switch, as a fuck you to spotify.
Well they better reverse it cause this ain't no China
YOO its not fuckin censoring… its basically like not playing them on the radio. calm the fuckdown
Come on Spotify leave them artists alone there Personal life don’t have nothing to do with there music I feel top dog on that btw Spotify have the best playlist in my opinion
'BYE INTERNET .😶😶😶😶😶😶
I'M GOING TO McDONALD'S SO I CAN GO ORDER A DELICIOUS McPU$$Y SANDWICH .🍔🍔🍔🍔
I WANT SOME FUCKIN' COOCHIE !!!!
What a mad dogg
Still rocking this Apple Music.
Google play better anyway
So this what happens when you get top on the phone
R. Kelly is about to buy Kendrick some expensive liquor
Fk complex fake news
they did the right thing
W for top dawg
IF TDE WERE TO REMOVE THEIR MUSIC FROM SPOTIFY, I WOULD START BUYING RECORDS AND CANCEL MY SUB ON SPOTIFY!!
Daniel is a swede like me tho, and he is reasonable and loves art, so Im not surprised! I bet he read the Alexander Bard tweet also!
THANK YOU SPOTIFY!