Bjork on Keeping New Album Off Spotify: 'It's About Respect'


Bjork on Keeping New Album Off Spotify: 'It's About Respect'


More than a month since releasing 'Vulnicura' following a leak, the Icelandic singer says she doesn't want to put the album on steaming services like Spotify.
Don't expect to listen to Bjork's newest album "Vulnicura" on Spotify anytime soon. The Icelandic singer, who rush-released the LP back in January following a leak, has revealed that she doesn't think putting her music on streaming sites is a good idea.

"This streaming thing just does not feel right. I don't know why, but it just seems insane," Bjork said in a new interview with Fast Company. She then defended her decision to keep her album off Spotify, saying, "It's about respect."

"To work on something for two or three years and then just, Oh, here it is for free," she continued. "It's not about the money; it's about respect, you know? Respect for the craft and the amount of work you put into it."

Bjork, however, may want to make her music available for streaming if there's a Netflix-equivalent for music in the future. "But maybe Netflix is a good model. You go first to the cinema and after a while it will come on Netflix," she added. "Maybe that's the way to go with streaming. It's first physical and then maybe you can stream it later."

Bjork isn't the only musician who's reluctant to put her music on Spotify. Last year, Taylor Swift pulled most of her songs from the service. Garth Brooks and Radiohead's Thom Yorke aren't fans of the service either.


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