Johnny Marr isn’t a fan of Spotify. The British guitar great has slammed the streaming service by suggesting it hinders the artist community.
“I'm not a supporter,” the former Smiths guitarist tells the NME. “I think it entirely hampers new bands, and the situation that Thom Yorke and Beck have been criticizing makes the old record companies of the '70s look like cottage industries. I can't think of anything more opposite to punk rock than Spotify."
Marr joins a cadre of artists -- including Thom Yorke, Beck, David Byrne and producer Nigel Godrich -- who have spoken out against Spotify.