Spotify 'Urgently'Removes All White Supremacist Music

Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it has 'Urgently' deleted any white supremacist music from their systems after being alerted of it's presence a week after the violence in Charlottesville.


A spokesman from the music platform released a statement yesterday (17th August 2017) saying, “We are glad to have been alerted to this content ― and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”


“Illegal content or material that favours hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us,”



Digital Music News published a list of 37 hate bands available to stream on Spotify on Monday, prompting the brand to take urgent action. Some of the bands highlighted in the list included Kill Baby...Kill!, Tattooed MotherF***** and British band Skullhead who's lyrics include "When people don't work we pay more tax/ For the lazy c**** we're breaking our backs/ Stop living off us and do your bit/ This is Britain love it or leave it."


Since the publishing of the report, bands such as these have been taken down with Spotify publishing a "counter-playlist" to the white nationalist music. Entitled 'Patriotic Passion' the new playlist consists of music from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone and RuPaul.



Streaming giant Apple were also promted to start pulling white supremacist tracks from their system in 2014 after being challenged by the Southern Poverty Law Centre - a non-profit American organisation that monitors extremist groups - highlighted the music on iTunes. 


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