NEW YORK – OCTOBER 16: R. Kelly performs at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images) Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by RODNEY HO/[email protected] on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog A concerted effort to get R. Kelly’s music off the radio has not worked in Atlanta, but streaming service Spotify earlier this week said it will no longer feature his music on its playlists and algorithmic recommendations. This doesn’t prevent its 70 million subscribers from creating playlists with his music on it or to listen to his music. “His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it,” Spotify told Billboard magazone. “We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behavior, but we want our editorial decisions — what we choose to program — to reflect our values. When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”“I was excited,” said Oronike Odeleye, managing director of Atlanta arts organization Creative Currents Artist Collaborative who is also part of the #MuteRKelly movement. She is fine with… Read full this story
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