Streaming service Spotify has revealed it is drawing back on its recent content policy that attempted to deal with “hate content and conduct.”
” Spotify recently shared a new policy around hate content and conduct. And while our company believe our objectives were good, the language was too vague, we developed confusion and issue, and didn’t invest enough time getting input from our own group and key partners prior to sharing brand-new guidelines,” the company said in a declaration posted online Friday.
Last month, the streaming service revealed it would eliminate R. Kelly’s music from its editorial and algorithmic owned and run playlists, mentioning its new policy. It was found that other artists, consisting of rapper XXXtentacion, would also be excluded under the changes..
None of these artists, however, had their music totally scrubbed from Spotify..
While some praised Spotify for the bold move, others slammed the company for singling out specific artists. Some requested Spotify likewise apply the rules to others who have been accuseded of sexual misbehavior and violence.
Earlier today, Spotify’s CEO admitted the company had flubbed in rolling out its new anti-hate policy.
” We rolled this out wrong and might have done a far better task,” Daniel Ek stated at the Code Conference on Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif
. The part of the new policy that intended to address “the most extreme artist controversies” included language that was “unclear and left a lot of components open to interpretation,” Spotify’s Friday statement kept in mind. That led some artists to question whether “errors in their youth would be used against them,” it checked out.
” Our role is not to manage artists. For that reason, we are moving far from carrying out a policy around artist conduct.”.
R. Kelly under the spotlight.
Spotify had targeted R. Kelly since of the plethora of claims that he sexually abused women..
The Time’s Up campaign and organizers behind the #MuteRKelly motion have actually required the music industry to act against the singer, who has actually long faced allegations of questionable conduct with ladies but consistently denied the accusations..
The Grammy winner was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography, after a video circulated appearing to reveal him having sex with a teenage girl. He deals with no new charges. However, last week, a woman filed a claim in New York against the top-selling singer, accusing him of sexual battery, purposefully infecting her with herpes and locking her in spaces for punishment.
XXXtentacion, who had a Top 10 pop hit with Sad! and saw his sophomore album reach No. 1 this month, is awaiting trial on charges that he battered his pregnant sweetheart.