In case you missed Weird Al’s clapback to Spotify, here it is…

The big story in some circles this week has been reporting on Spotify’s annual Wrapped marketing campaign, which offers analysis of what subscribers listened to over the past year.

Weird Al had something to say about all this. He wasn’t kind to Spotify.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “In case you missed Weird Al’s clapback to Spotify, here it is…

  • Hate to say it, but artists should be paid more per stream, but that would increase cost to consumers. Artists are getting screwed, but don’t have the same power to push back as the actors and writers for film and TV just used to push back on the money side of their respective business. Too bad. This hurts us both in lost music (not being produced), and in the costs of concerts, because that’s the only way an artists can make up for lost revenue through music sales. So tickets we bought 20 yrs ago for $35 bucks are now $350. You gotta really love that artist to pay for more than their entire discography to see them once.


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