Sunday, 13 October, 2019

Spotify users demand refunds due to over the top Drake promotion

Drake at Grammys Getty Images
Lora Ball | 06 July, 2018, 00:36

Now, some paid subscribes are asking for their money back - because while they expected an ad-free listening experience they got a whole lotta Drake instead.

The set, which surpassed 300m worldwide streams within its first 24 hours, has dominated the Spotify (#1-23 of the Top 25 USA, 18 of the Top 25 Global), Apple Music (all of the Top 25) and iTunes (#1 album and three tracks in the Top 10) charts since its arrival.

Since dropping Friday, Drake's new album has crushed huge streaming records on Apple Music and Spotify.

Many of Spotify's users rely on the service's curation for the playlists they listen to. Then, just three days after it dropped, Scorpion had already broken the one-week us streaming record.

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Complaints made it to Reddit where a user named Schwagschwag stated he received a refund, which others also claimed they have received.

'Scorpion' managed to smash a number of streaming records shortly after its release, including the record for the most Spotify streams in a single week (which he managed to smash in just three days).

Considering Spotify is the largest music platform in the world, and Drake is arguably the most successful artist, this could be the largest promotional push of an artist in history. A representative for Spotify stated to Billboard this type of promotion was a first for the company.

Reports have come in that Spotify users are now looking for refunds for the excessive Scorpion and Drake promotion that occured throughout their app.

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