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Major Artists You Won’t Find On Spotify Or Any Music Streaming Service

image from www.hypebot.comIt didn't matter as much when streaming music was primarily attracting fan who prefer deep catalog over hits. But as more casual music fans convert to streaming, they are in for some disappoints thanks to 7 major artists who have kept their catalog off Spotify, Apple Music and all on demand streaming services.

  • image from www.hypebot.comThe Beatles
  • Prince
  • Garth Brooks
  • Bob Seger
  • Tool
  • Tom Yorke of Radiohead (Update: Yorke is on Apple Music.)
  • Neil Young (His exit from streaming came last week.)

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  1. This website really is the worst now. 3-4 years ago it was the first site I checked every week day for tips and news about the industry to help advance my career and now it’s a complete waste of time.

  2. While I’m not a major artist (my first album, the Aloha Rhapsody just came out 5 days ago), I keep it out of commercial streaming services too.
    If people want to check it for free at , they can play it in full, courtesy of me. But “paying” 0.02 cents for an artist’s work is… I won’t even finish that. Having listeners associate my work with 0.02 cents of value is not something I’d want.

  3. Sorry, I was wrong. My album is on Apple Music, in spite of my intent. The very reason I only chose iTunes as a distribution destination in DistroKid was to make sure it only goes to stores, not any streaming outfit.
    But no. Unbeknownst to me, besides being on iTunes, the album had been streaming all this time on Apple Music without me having the faintest idea. What do we call this, the first known case of album-jacking?
    I’d yank the album in a heartbeat but it has to be on iTunes due to some obligations. So I’m stuck. Nice shaft, nice shaft.

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