ST Holdings, LTD, a distributor for “over 200” music labels, on pulling its music from Spotify and other streaming services:
As a distributor we have to do what is best for our labels. The majority of which do not want their music on such services. They provide poor revenue and have a detrimental affect on sales. Add to that, the feeling that their music loses its specialness by its exploitation as a low value/free commodity. Quoting one of our labels “Let’s keep the music special, fuck Spotify”
I mean, Radio is special, just not IP enabled radio. Can’t you see the difference?
The Wire notes about the music that ST Holdings serves: “specialises in techno, grime, dubstep, and bass music”