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Century Media Brings Catalog Back To Spotify

Century Media Records and its associated labels InsideOut Music, Superball Music, and People Like You Records are pleased to announce that their entire repertoire is now available on Spotify.

"Spotify offers great tools to discover new artists. We feel that this is essential for our promising newcomers. In that respect, Spotify gives those artists a very good forum," states Antje Lange, general manager Europe.

After the initial decision to pull the Century Media catalog from Spotify, label execs were impressed by the resulting debate, especially the messages and comments by the thousands of fans who weighed in on the issue. Fan sentiment and continued discussions with Spotify have resulted in the label reversing its initial decision.

"We respect that music fans wanted to have instant access to our catalog via Spotify," states President of North America Don Robertson. "But we also have to consider the rights of our artists. After practicing some due diligence, we're moving ahead confident that both the artist and the fan are being fairly served by this developing platform."

Steve Savoca, Head of Content at Spotify, adds: "Spotify's global growth provides a powerful platform for artists to connect directly with our hugely passionate audience. The return of Century Media's fantastic catalog is cranking metal music to our ears."

Thomas Waber, President of Superball and InsideOut Music sums it up: "We are looking forward to our fans being able to access our music again through the premium streaming service in the world. Hopefully they will discover great new music as a result!"

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1. tigret writes:

hahahahahha after realizing how archaic and out of touch they are, spotify is now good enough for them. century sucks so damn much. every band signed to them should leave.

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2. Pewpew writes:

CM has some really awesome bands, but the way the company is run is so sh**ty that I usually avoid them. There's been times I've been wanting to throw money at them but they make it far to difficult.

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3. goatlady writes:

"After practicing some due diligence, we're moving ahead confident that both the artist and the fan are being fairly served by this developing platform" - maybe this means they've negotiated a better rate for their artists? I hope so.

# Jul 31, 2012 @ 6:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. lol yeah writes:

^ it's the least they could do.

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5. Patrick Yves writes:

I'd also mention, I'm on the side of the first commenter. Anyone close in the business can tell you outright douchebags work for (at least the Western side) of Century Media. I mean real ignorant a$$holes that have p***ed off many bands. The people out of the L.A. branch are known to be major mallcore players too and their bad reputation stretches country wide.

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