By at 8:58 AM Monday, July 15th 2013


Thom Yorke Takes On Spotify, Removes Music From Streaming Site

Atoms For Peace, Music


Those looking to enjoy the music of Thom Yorke on Spotify are truly going to be bummed about this one. The Radiohead/Atoms For Peace frontman has pulled both his solo album The Eraser as well as Amok from Atoms For Peace off the streaming site.

News of this broke over the past 24 hours as Yorke as well as producer/Atoms for Peace member Nigel Godrich shared their frustrations with the pay scale via Twitter. You can check out some choice tweets below:

You can of course read the entire thoughts and feelings on each artists respective Twitter page. Spotify of course responded with a rather corporate statement of their own:

Spotify’s goal is to grow a service which people love, ultimately want to pay for, and which will provide the financial support to the music industry necessary to invest in new talent and music. We want to help artists connect with their fans, find new audiences, grow their fan base and make a living from the music we all love.
“Right now we’re still in the early stages of a long-term project that’s already having a hugely positive effect on artists and new music. We’ve already paid US$500m to rightsholders so far and by the end of 2013 this number will reach US$1bn. Much of this money is being invested in nurturing new talent and producing great new music.
“We’re 100 per cent committed to making Spotify the most artist-friendly music service possible, and are constantly talking to artists and managers about how Spotify can help build their careers.”

Since you can no longer stream Atoms For Peace via Spotify, why don’t you catch them on tour later this year?


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  1. Good for them. It has to start somewhere.

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