What Spotify’s XXXTentacion & R. Kelly Ban Means For Music | For The Record

On May 10, Spotify removed R. Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from its editorial and algorithm-based playlists such as RapCaviar, Discover Weekly, and New Music Friday based on its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. According to the company, the decision was made because of each artist’s actions outside of music. In response to questions about its approach to other musicians, Spotify admitted that it is “a complicated process with room for debate” and said decisions would be made on a “case by case basis.”

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