For a few hours, it has already been possible to listen to Metallica’s music on Spotify It is the first time that the group has agreed to be on a streaming service Traditionally, they have always been reluctant to digital platforms
This is one of those news that has more background than it may seem. And it is to be able to listen Metallica music on Spotify marks, hopefully, the end of a tense relationship between the musical group and the Internet. The origin of this disagreement comes from the times of napsterone of the first services peer to peer massively used to share files on the Internet. Back then, when the recording industry still didn’t know how to respond to that threat, the action taken by metallica (specifically by his drummer, Lars Ulrich) was sounded: they managed to access the records of napster to find out which users had downloaded any of their songs, and then sued all of them. Yes, you read it right, They sued all the people who had downloaded any of their songs. It was in the year 2000 and, since then, the band’s image has been seriously damaged by their legal actions. To establish a simile, his situation could be compared with that of Ramoncín in Spain.
Although the image metallica He came out very battered from that, his legal actions were one of the main factors in the end of napster or, to be more exact, of what that service was at that time. And, thus far, the band’s rejection of almost any online service makes it surprising to know that it’s already possible to find Metallica music on Spotify.
This news, added to the fact that a few days ago we told you that AC/DC is coming to iTunes, makes us optimistic in terms of acceptance by groups as mythical as metallica either AC DC, of the new music distribution channels. And it doesn’t make any sense, no matter how star you are, that you decide to put aside the means that your fans can use to reach your music, right?