Petty: Spotify Punishes Artists That Have Exclusive Deals With Other Streaming Companies


-According to a report made by Bloomberg, Spotify implemented a policy that punishes artists with Apple or Tidal exclusive deals.
-This includes keeping the artists off of their featured playlists and burying the artists in the search results.
-According to an unidentified rep, Spotify is also punishing artists that premiere their new music on Zane Lowe's Beats One program.
-According to an unidentified rep, one of their singer/songwriter clients cancelled a Zane Lowe premiere out of fear that Spotify wouldn't help promote the song.
-Spotify denied altering search rankings.

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