Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have pulled some of their albums from Spotify. The albums of Thom Yorke (The Eraser), Atoms For Peace (AMOK) and Nigel Godrich’s band Ultraista are no longer available on the music streaming service.
In a series of tweets Nigel Godrich announced the albums have been pulled from Spotify: “Can’t do that no more man.. Small meaningless rebellion.” Godrich stated that it’s bad for new music: “The reason is that new artists get paid fuck all with this model.. It’s an equation that just doesn’t work. The music industry is being taken over by the back door.. and if we don’t try and make it fair for new music producers and artists…..then the art will suffer. Make no mistake. These are all the same old industry bods trying to get a stranglehold on the delivery system..”
Nigel’s messages were soon backed by Thom Yorke on twitter. Responding to a fan who said: “your small meaningless rebellion is only hurting your fans … a drop in the bucket really”, Yorke said: “No we’re standing up for our fellow musicians”