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?
Dustin Lynch burst onto the country scene with his debut single “Cowboys and Angels”. A song that is certified platinum¹. From there Lynch went on to release “She Cranks My Tractor” and “Wild in Your Smile” both of which found little success on the charts. Now two years after the release of his hit single, Lynch is poised to make a more sustained run near the top of the charts. His current single “Where It’s At” sits inside the top five and has sold over half a million copies. His sophomore album Where It’s At hit stores on September 9th. But how did we get there?