Spotify will be muting and removing all content as part of the new public hate content and hateful conduct policy which means that you will not longer be able to find any music from R&B crooner R. Kelly on any of their platforms. This takes effect today (May 10th). Kelly has been under a lot of scrutiny in the last few months and Spotify is distancing itself from him because of this. "When we look at promotion, we look at issues around hateful conduct, where you have an artist or another creator who has done something off-platform that is so particularly out of line with our values, egregious, in a way that it becomes something that we don't want to associate ourselves with," Jonathan Prince, Spotify's vp/head of content and marketplace policy, tells Billboard. "So we've decided that in some circumstances, we may choose to not work with that artist or their content in the same way -- to not program it, to not playlist it, to not do artist marketing campaigns with that artist." Read more here.
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