When you’re running a musical platform that boasts a catalog of millions upon millions of tracks, it’s easy for some unwanted music to slip through the cracks.
After Digital Music News posted a story headlined “I Just Found 27 White Supremacist Hate bands On Spotify,” Spotify immediately removed the music from their streaming platform. While their move may spark debates on free speech, in a statement to Billboard, Spotify made their stance clear:
“…illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us. Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content – and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”
According to Billboard, Spotify is also “reviewing the possibility of blocking this type of content from future music recommendations, while pushing a new playlist called Patriotic Passion that includes a Jimi Hendrix rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, Lady Gaga’s “Americano,” and Khalid’s “American Teen.”
“It’s a soundtrack to an America worth fighting for,” the spokeswoman for Spotify shared.
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.
STAY IN THE KNOW! FOLLOW US ON SPOTIFY