Spotify removes ‘white power’ music from its service – CNET


Music streaming service Spotify has taken steps to remove bands flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “white power” music in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy. Spotify’s move follows a post on Digital Music News identifying 37 bands named by the SPLC in 2014 in a campaign to have them removed from iTunes.

According to Billboard, Spotify has removed some of the bands, and is in the process of reviewing others. It did not clarify which of the bands it had removed.

“Illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us,” a Spotify spokesperson said.

“Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content — and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”

Spotify didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.

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