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?
For Kip Moore fans it’s been a long wait for new music. The rumors of his sophomore album have been swirling for about a year now. Originally there was some talk the album would be released towards the end of May, then it was early September, now who knows. Kip has said himself that it’s been a frustrating process and that he can’t wait for fans to get a taste of the new album, which has been completed for over six months. Despite not being for sale on iTunes, fans can head over to Spotify and stream the five song EP Soundcheck. The teaser features four new tracks and an updated version of his second single “Beer Money.”