I stopped using Spotify and replaced it with #Funkwhale a couple of years ago because Spotify suddenly stopped offering an album I'd had in my collection for a long time with no notice nor explanation.
Now I'm hearing that a bunch of podcasts are going Spotify exclusive as well, meaning that they are no longer actually podcasts and are not accessible to people in countries which Spotify does not serve.
Kill Spotify dead, frankly. Just the worst example of art distorted by tech.
When Spotify bought Gimlet, I figured Spotify was trying to find new ways to remain financially relevant. Hopefully they'll be gone Soon™
@sporiff I don't use, but can't hate Spotify because is one of the very few European companies leading in the tech world. 😁
Anyway this is the problem of every proprietary online service
@toad The country/region in which a tech company is domiciled has no bearing on its ethics. Many major tech companies are domiciled in the EU, UK, and locations around Asia and are "industry leaders". It doesn't give them a free pass just because they're not based in the USA.
When it comes to internet tech companies, they are all essentially global and their placement highlights nothing more than which legal structure they have found most beneficial to their operation.
@sporiff I've never said it's ethic. I'm just saying that among all the tech companies, the Europeans are only few so I tend to prefer them than the others. Anyway I don't use Spotify at all
I use tidal now.
@sporiff say, so you have to upload all yr music to use it tho? sounds like users are supposed to do all the work. i feel like there shd be ways to not have to do that these days... (if the world was different, maybe)