A forthcoming feature will allow Spotify users to block certain artists from playing in their libraries. This is a great solution for empowering subscribers to limit who monitizes from the music they stream, but what are the broader implications to others who benifit from the royalties of abusive artists?
Over the past few months, I’ve been in several uncomfortable situations where otherwise progressive men have made disappointing remarks in regard to the #metoo movement. Remarks to the effect of “be careful what you say around women now, or they’ll put you away.” Usually with a wanting look of approval. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
I haven’t heard a single woman—progressive or otherwise—make a remark like this, and believe me, I have been paying attention.