The artist Joanna Newsom does not seem to have much sympathy for Spotify.
In an interview with the LA Times she resembles the music service at an overripe banana:
– It has a particular odor . You might as well smell you that something is wrong with it.
Newsom, who recently released their fourth album “Divers”, has not put out their music on any Internet music service beyond the radio Pandora. She believes that Spotify is a “brilliant idea” from a user, but says it is a different matter for the artists:
– Spotify is like a villainous plot the major record companies have come up. The entire operation is designed to circumvent the idea of paying artists. It is a rubbish system.