Once upon a time, Thom Yorke called Spotify “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse,” but next week Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool will arrive on the streaming service a little over a month after it was released, as The Verge points out. (The band’s entire discography was briefly taken off of Spotify in 2013, but returned soon after.) It was previously only available to purchase and on paid streaming services such as Apple Music and Tidal. A Moon Shaped Pool will be available on Spotify starting 6/17.
UPDATE: Music Ally reports that Spotify pulled out of a deal to make A Moon Shaped Pool the first album to be windowed to its premium subscribers. Spotify spokesman Jonathan Prince explained, “Some of the approaches we explored with Radiohead were new, and we ultimately decided that we couldn’t deliver on those approaches technologically in time for the album’s release schedule.” In the past, notable Spotify holdouts such as Adele and Taylor Swift have indicated that they would be open to streaming their albums on Spotify if the service would make them available to paying subscribers only. It seems Spotify is inching closer to offering that option.
UPDATE 2: The Verge also notes that Radiohead’s 2007 release In Rainbows, which has never been on Spotify before, is now available for streaming on the service.