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Spotify Subscribers Demand Refunds Over Too Much Drake Promotion

By Billboard

With the release of Drake's latest album, 'Scorpion,' on Friday, Spotify spent the weekend spreading the news with a promotional takeover that might have helped hype up fans but also turned off somRead full story

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  • There’s no such thing as Drake overkill. Drake is a mandatory part of everyone’s music library. Please stop resisting.

  • I’m a dedicated Spotify user and I have not seen any of these promotions. Spotify has a history of eccentric and quirky ad experimentation. Even on my cranky days I wouldn’t ask for a refund. Embrace the Spotify weirdness, it’s what makes them cool and different. I’ll make NewsPicks a playlist.

  • Asking for a refund when you can literally press one button and move along to other music is a little petty...

  • This looks like it should be a headline for The Onion or a tagline for The Daily Show.

  • centralization of music listening has its downsides...

  • Holding back every temptation to use as many Drake puns here...

  • Mark Douglas said it best: “There’s no such thing as Drake overkill. Drake is a mandatory part of everyone’s music library. Please stop resisting.” 👍👍👍

  • This is great. I like Drake (and even if I didn’t, I’d find the promotion “cute”), but demanding refunds is often the only way customers can converse with a company like this. Besides: it only spilled more ink for Drake, so seems like a win/win.

  • I often wax nostalgic about my LP collection carefully preserved in a milk crate in my bedroom closet, but also imagine that my future music purchases will involve buying off of a music oriented blockchain with cryptocurrency. This will be steaming services next big competitor.

  • I didn’t experience this promo but even if I did I would have just listened to no-Drake.

  • Ad-free. But they keep pushing Drake. Does it constitute advertisement? How is it different from the payola scandal from the sixties, where promoters paid radio stations to play their artist’s songs? Anyway, if you’ve heard one Drake song, you’ve heard them all. Boring. Haha. And why am I wasting time

    Ad-free. But they keep pushing Drake. Does it constitute advertisement? How is it different from the payola scandal from the sixties, where promoters paid radio stations to play their artist’s songs? Anyway, if you’ve heard one Drake song, you’ve heard them all. Boring. Haha. And why am I wasting time on this? Who really cares?

  • It would be fine if his takeover were limited to the genres he’s in. “Best of British”? Try “best of commonwealth” as a stretch. I’m not a Spotify user or a Drake fan. The fact the people who like Drake are saying to me “quiet your opinion, son, this is a mandatory part of your music experience” is not

    It would be fine if his takeover were limited to the genres he’s in. “Best of British”? Try “best of commonwealth” as a stretch. I’m not a Spotify user or a Drake fan. The fact the people who like Drake are saying to me “quiet your opinion, son, this is a mandatory part of your music experience” is not good for the opinions of those against Drake, and seem rather dismissive to the issue at hand. The people looking for “Best of British”, or other content of personal interest were presented this content without consent after paying $$ for ad-free. You can use the service for free, but after paying and becoming used to it you’d have some expectations that this “promotional campaign” clearly violated.

    Wanna break a streaming world record? Make a song worthy of it. People will tune in.

  • Spotify’s promotional takeover is costing them

  • I’m not hearing or seeing anything related to Drake overkill. I’m a happy user. I’m not a fan of all his music but some of it hits the spot.

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