Classic rock artists have long been the hold-outs when it comes to Spotify and other streaming services. Many users rejoiced not too long ago when iTunes finally began to offer the entire Beatles collection, but Spotify has had their own victories recently, including getting the Metallica catalogue to stream.
However, Spotify got another major win today, as it secured the rights to stream the entire portfolio of work from Pink Floyd. It is also the first service to secure the rights to stream all music from the group. This is especially important as competitors such as Apple’s newly introduced iTunes Radio look to steal customers from Spotify, and this could be a key selling point for the streaming service.
Spotify had encouraged users to stream the Pink Floyd song “Wish You Were Here” over the weekend as an incentive to help get Pink Floyd’s portfolio available on the popular streaming service.
Are you glad to hear that more music artists are allowing their music to stream on services such as Spotify, or do you prefer purchasing individual albums over purchasing streaming rights? Why? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think, and be sure to check out Pink Floyd on Spotify!