Over the past couple of weeks multiple high profile country artists have made the decision to remove parts of their music catalogs from the streaming service Spotify. The first to do so, Taylor Swift, set the precedent. Shortly after, Jason Aldean pulled his most recent record Old Boots, New Dirt and this week both Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore pulled their most recent releases from the streaming service. So why are popular artists choosing to remove their most recent releases from the popular service?
Canadian Dallas Smith is getting ready to make waves in the United States. Chances are if you haven’t heard of him by now you’re going to be very soon. His debut EP Tippin’ Point hit iTunes back in March, and since then Smith has been working hard to perfect his craft. That all comes together with his newest single “Wastin’ Gas” which was released to US Country Radio today. It serves as the lead single for his debut album Lifted which will hit stores later this month, November 25 to be exact.
Garth Brooks recently launched the beta version of Ghost Tunes. The music download service is Brooks’ response to iTunes being unwilling to change their policies for anyone. With this new service Brooks’ promises to give artists as much control as they want with their music. So will it work?