In great news for Radiohead fans, and especially those with a Spotify account, Radiohead’s rather contentious relationship with the streaming giant looks as if it might be on the mend.
In a press release announced earlier this week, Spotify announced that Radiohead’s new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, would be available to stream on the site from June 17th.
Also, the band’s last album, which was withheld from the streaming service, 2007’s In Rainbows, has now also been added to Spotify’s playlist.
The band’s relationship with Spotify became toxic back in 2013 when singer Thom Yorke and the band’s longtime producer Nigel Godrich pulled all of the band’s music off of the service in protest of its business model.
Godrich, who didn’t mince words at the time, tweeted: “The reason is that new artists get paid f— all with this model. It’s an equation that just doesn’t work.”
Yorke also weighed in by tweeting: “Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will not get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it.”
In an interview with Mexican website Sopitas, Yorke called Spotify: “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse.”
Adding: “I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.”
Whatever happened to bring around this change of heart is a mystery as of now, we’re just grateful that two giants in the music industry have managed to work it out.