Rocker Artists Join Backlash Towards Spotify CEO Over Work Ethic Comments


Seems like the music world wasn't too happy about Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's recent comments suggesting artists need to crank out more music. Last week, Ek suggested that in the current landscape, musicians "can't record music once every three to four years and think that's going to be enough". 

That didn't sit well with artists who already feel streaming sites like Spotify are destroying their income. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills tweeted "Music=product and must be churned out regularly, says billionaire Daniel Ek. F*** him."

David Crosby tweeted "You are an obnoxious greedy little s*** Daniel Ek".  

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider tweeted, "Daniel Ek's solution is for us to write & record more on our dime?! F*** him!"

What can be done to make streaming sites like Spotify more artist-friendly? Do you use a streaming service or still listen to physical albums?

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