Like flies dropping, many digital holdouts — who once refused to allow their music to be streamed or downloaded — have changed their minds over the years.
Spotify converted legacy acts like Metallica, Pink Floyd and Red Hot Chili Peppers to the streaming side. Meanwhile, newer big guns including Beyoncé, Coldplay, Adele and Björk have waited months after releasing their albums before unleashing them on Spotify. Obviously, they do so in the hopes of spurring album sales — a strategy Taylor Swift also used for Red in 2012.
Swift later removed all of her music from Spotify and didn’t make 1989– her latest record–available there. But according to Mashable, Prince, Bob Seger, Garth Brooks, The Beatles, Tool, AC/DC, and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke have all refused to stream some or all of their work.