Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

The recent launch of Apple Music has garnered a divisive reaction from the music industry at large. Similar to the response when Tidal launched, many musicians are questioning whether artists will be appropriately compensated in the onset of the streaming era. Justin Vernon has joined the ranks of skeptics today, mourning the years when Apple felt like a place of true innovation despite being a corporation:

He also comments on how the bulky design of iTunes might be responsible for his personal decline in listening to music:

Or it could be because he’s in the studio with these bands helping them craft excellent albums, so he doesn’t need to listen post-release as often anymore?

In the interest of abandoning iTunes, Vernon has also commented on Spotify’s rather, uh, spotty selection. Coining the hashtag #NotOnSpotify to help identify what gems have been left off the streaming service, he’s been posting the overlooked records to Twitter:

There are, however, several hundred AC/DC cover bands on there. Despite this list, Vernon does owe Spotify one thing:

UPDATE: Here’s some more.

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