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Thom Yorke quits Spotify in royalties protest

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has pulled his solo songs and those of his new band off Spotify, complaining that new artists on the site do not get paid.

The musician and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich took to Twitter to criticise the music streaming service:

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Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will no get paid. meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it. Simples.

Yorke retweeted a number of posts from Godrich, a member of Yorke's new group Atoms for Peace, who said Spotify was "bad for new music".

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Anyway. Here's one. We're off of spotify.. Can't do that no more man.. Small meaningless rebellion.

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Someone gotta say something. It's bad for new music..

On its website, Spotify says it "pays royalties in relation to an artist's popularity on the service".

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