Spotify's New "Content and Hateful conduct" policy Targets only Black Artists

Spotify announced their new "Content and Hateful Conduct" public policy on 5-10-18 that will remove content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. However, it appears that Spotify is using their new policy to make a political statement against only Black Artists, since they only revealed the removal of R&B Legend R. Kelly and XXXTentacion music from discovery playlists. Ebonynsweet is strongly against retailers making political statements against artists based on their personal issues, which should never be a determining factor. If Spotify, enforced this policy on everyone that had run-ins with the law, their would literally be hundreds of artists removed from their platform, simply because nobody's perfect.


A response from R.Kelly's Management Team:

We appreciate Spotify for continuing to make R. Kelly’s songs accessible to millions of people, although it will stop listing his songs on its official playlists.Spotify is adopting a new “Hate Content & Hateful Conduct” policy. R. Kelly never has been accused of hate, and the lyrics he writes express love and desire.Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women. He is innocent of the false and hurtful accusations in the ongoing smear campaign against him, waged by enemies seeking a payoff. He never has been convicted of a crime, nor does he have any pending criminal charges against him.Spotify has the right to promote whatever music it chooses, and in this case its actions are without merit. It is acting based on false and unproven allegations. It is bowing to social-media fads and picking sides in a fame-seeking dispute over matters that have nothing to do with serving customers.

Meanwhile, though, Spotify promotes numerous other artists who are convicted felons, others who have been arrested on charges of domestic violence and artists who sing lyrics that are violent and anti-women in nature.Mr. Kelly falls into none of these categories, and it is unfortunate and shortsighted that Spotify fails to recognize this.

Furthermore, You might be surprised to know that Spotify is hosting music by several White Supremacist Groups that was flagged by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Here’s a list of the groups that were available on Spotify (US) as of this evening:

Ad Hominem
Baker’s Dozen
Battlecry
Blood Red Eagle
Broadsword
Chauves Pourris
Condemned 84
Dark Fury
Freikorps
Geimhre
Grand Belial’s Key
Granulosum
Kamaedzitca
Ken McLellan
Kill, Baby… Kill!
Kolovrat
Legion of St. George
Legittima Offesa
Prussian Blue
Ravens Wing
Seges Findere
Selbstmord
Skinfull
Skull Head
Standarte
The Spear of Longinus
Tattooed Mother Fuckers
Thunderbolt*
White Knuckle Driver
 Hate Forest
Nokturnal Mortum
No Remorse
Berserker
Centurion
Bölzer
Kolovrat
Endless Pride

............... It seems like being a Racist is okay, Spotify needs to do better.
Spotify's New "Content and Hateful conduct" policy Targets only Black Artists Spotify's New "Content and Hateful conduct" policy Targets only Black Artists Reviewed by Editor-Chief on May 10, 2018 Rating: 5

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