I wasn't a subscriber in 2017, I am a subscriber since 2018 when I switched from Google Music because of YouTube censorship on their platform. Had I known that Spotify had a history of political activism, I would rather have stuck with their free service since I'm going to get adverts shoved in my face anyway.
Here's an idea, stop promoting this political insanity and promoting all the vandalism and rioting on the streets. Shame on Spotify for promoting this anarchy and forcing us to stare these politically biased albums and art without the option to hide it
On Spotify, I support music and artists, not political agendas. I do not want my money from my subscription or any revenue from streams to go to any political movement, regardless of whether I support that movement.I will not hesitate to cancel my subscription.
DevilEars your ideas about impartiality are just madness. Every company, organisation, and person has motives and biases. By saying you want an apolitical service all you are saying is that you want to uphold the status quo. Your ideal 'apolitical' service is in fact exacerbating structural racism if it does not engage with the movement: a very political act.
Harrymay: My ideas about political impartiality seems to have served everyone better than the current notion of 'social responsibility'. Your notion that I support the status quo is self-contradictory: The status quo is very much one were corporations leave professional conduct at the door, and get involved in social causes. Am I mad? I will consult with a psychologist in that case. I will not accept that my money is going to get spent on political causes, whether I am mad or not. Already cancelled my Spotify subscription, and eventually the status quo will run out of mad people's money because fortunately, I am not the only one suffering from this madness whereby I am not interested in politics when I buy ice cream, sports goods, stream my favourite tunes... the list goes on. The vast majority of people agree with me, but maybe that's just me talking to myself, suffering from madness and all. Also the vast majority of people do not appreciate their business or home being invaded and ransacked, and then having someone tell them that they have no choice but to be a part of either the problem, or the solution. Hogwash. We have a choice not to be involved, we no longer care for hearing about the supposed problem due to the conduct of those pointing out the supposed problems, and people who suffer from the delusion that they have the right to get us involved in their solution, or blame us for the problem, are the ones suffering from madness.
Please no. Spotify, please stick to music and your product, support musicians and keep the focus on providing a great music listening platform. Taking a stance on these issues will just alienate people. Be part of the solution by not spending unnecessarily on these kinds of things and keeping prices down so people can decide where to donate their own money.