WHY ISN'T THE WEEKND ON SPOTIFY YET?!

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WHY ISN'T THE WEEKND ON SPOTIFY YET?!

Eugene
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I am not usually one to complain at your awesome service, but really if spotify is about introducing artists and sharing playlists you guys need to be in the mixtape scene. Spotify and mixtapes share the same values, they are meant to be spread. The Weeknd is going to be the next big thing and its about time you recognize him. A single youtube search will show you that his music averages around 1.5 to 2.0 million views. To be a little harsher, you guys are sleeping on this. WORK OUT A DEAL ASAP! 

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It's not Jude's or my job to sign up artists, no. We're here to offer support to the Community. There can be a number of reasons why artists aren't on Spotify. You can see some of them here: http://www.spotify.com/help/faq/content/missing/
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Spotify
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Hey,

 

We'd love to have as many artists as possible on Spotify! Take a look at my thread here, it goes into a little more detail: http://community.spotify.com/t5/General-Music-Discussion/Why-can-t-I-find-the-track-artist-or-album-...

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rrkelley
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They give away all their albums for free on their website The-Weeknd.com

 

Download them and then import them to spotify.

-Ryan

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Jude
Spotify Legend

I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to do that. They may give away their music for free, but that no doubt doesn't include licensing for commercial use. Added to that, we would need to know all of the licensing and publishing information, and indeed that they have all these rights.

 

Get in touch with the The Weekend and encourage them to get onto Spotify.

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rrkelley
Roadie
I meant for him to download it for free and import it in via his local files. Not you guys.
-Ryan

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Jude
Spotify Legend

Oops ;)

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SColeman13
Newbie

isnt that your job?  and it's The Weeknd and its 1 guy.  #obviouslynotworthyourtitle

 

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Spotify
It's not Jude's or my job to sign up artists, no. We're here to offer support to the Community. There can be a number of reasons why artists aren't on Spotify. You can see some of them here: http://www.spotify.com/help/faq/content/missing/
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SColeman13
Newbie

to tell us to contact them is your job?  we are the reason you have jobs or titles or volunteer work.   Just saying... I love Spotify, but the dude has been out since 10/11 and Crew Love is the only song on here .. lame. 

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David
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Generally it's down to the artist if they want to have their music on Spotify or not. Independent artists can upload their tracks to things like Spotify using aggregators. You can read more about this here -http://www.spotify.com/work-with-us/labels-and-artists/
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