Acts that are not on Spotify

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Bob Dylan got in there recently, but there are still some big (and some slightly lesser) names lacking.

The Beatles
All solo Beatles apart from Ringo
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Metallica
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Slade
Tool
Badfinger (apart from the two lesser known Warner albums)
Flower Kings

More?

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

was gonna say fuckin' flyin a-heads but whoa there they are

CharlieS, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adding Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their 80s albums are in there, but nothing more recent.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was sure Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben were absent but now they're there! Anyway:

War
Popol Vuh
Ash Ra Tempel
Perfume
Joanna Newsom
Boredoms
Curtis Mayfield

Everything on 100% Silk, Planet Mu, RVNG, Numero, Sublime Frequencies, Soul Jazz...

James Bond Jor (seandalai), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinks, pre-RCA years, which is pretty lol. at least that's how it was last time i checked.

tylerw, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

the entire drag city catalog

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think that part of the Kinks catalog is out-of-print period.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Zoviet France

La Monte Young

The Hafler Trio

H.N.A.S.

and so so many more, I continue to laugh bitterly at the starry eyed dreamers who think "everything" is available as a stream.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinks pre-RCA is '71-Back, and very much in print via Sanctuary/Universal.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last U.S. CD releases were 1990 and they're not available as downloads on iTunes or Amazon.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Sanctuary is administering the Pye/Reprise Kinks rights in the States now. The first three albums were reissued here in the early 2000s via a partnership with BMG. Now they are hooked up with Universal, but perhaps they feel anyne who cares will pick up their imports, which are fairly well distributed here.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

You'd think that Universal would want a group as big as the Kinks on iTunes. I wonder if there are other issues.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

piscesx, Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adele has "19" in there, but only the first two singles from "21".

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only three Hootie and the Blowfish songs. (Don't ask.)

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peter Gabriel

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's some Popol Vuh on there, though one of the playable albums has TAKEDOWN AS PER LABEL REQUEST in the title.

JoeStork, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Coil

Also Cosey Fanni Tutti has been pretty vocal about her dislike of Spotify. C&C and TG are in the process of being taken down altogether, I understand.

kraudive, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

― Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:07 AM (43 minutes ago)

Maybe in Norway!

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black Sabbath's studio albums with John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne.

America's Mobile, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

they are here in the uk

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers were added yesterday if you like that kind of thing.

No Rammstein sadly.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 14 April 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I see that the new Peter Gabriel live album is available. Hopefully the rest of his work will follow soon.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seger

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sugar (and only the Warners Husker stuff.)

I didn't know before I selected Indie! (TastySounds), Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

None of Def Leppard's popular albums are on there.

Moodles, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not on spotify

markers, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

timellison, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

That was fast.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sugar's stuff is on there, or at least it was about five days ago. I listened to Copper Blue.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like Bureau B, which did a lot of the Sky Krautrock reissues, pulled the rights in the US.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

King Crimson! Also, more Pink Floyd than a current live album, ffs!

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mainly, there's a Jex Thoth song called "The Banishment" and its melody is almost exactly like the melody line of "Epitaph" but I couldn't cross-compare - at least not in spotify.

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 28 May 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yellow Magic Orchestra

timellison, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinks seem to be on, plentifully (including Something Else)

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

King Crimson!

Fripp has determinedly set his face against spotify, the diary on his website has plenty of back-and-forth on this topic.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

One album that is on there is "From Good to Great", a tutorial CD by Robt Fripp

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

No Something Else in US :(

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 May 2012 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Royal Trux

dmr, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums

That's weird--I can see all of them (in Australia, anyway)

Boards of Canada
Throbbing Gristle
Severed Heads

all pretty much absent

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only Gabriel that's on Spotify US is that live/orchestra thing from recently.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

wonder why The Beatles are dragging their heels?

piscesx, Sunday, 6 October 2013 01:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, I know I *can* get some of this stuff elsewhere. But Spotify has become so convenient for me as a one-stop shop, and there's a million things I'd like to hear that *are* on there, that I end up just not bothering with the stuff that's not.

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

yea none of the drag city stuff is on spotify. i did find most of smog/bill callahan's stuff on grooveshark, which you don't need to sign up for. it's a clunky site but i appreciated being able to stream the older smog albums.

marcos, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Spotify is the act of pretend forgetfulness

Gallucci Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 9 October 2013 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 Beatles songs have been on Spotify for a while, "Misery" and "Besame Mucho."

billstevejim, Friday, 11 October 2013 03:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hm. Never come across anything actually performed by the Beatles. Usually it is just tributes and covers.

Gallucci Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 October 2013 03:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

But yeah, those two are there. I hear music divine.

Gallucci Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 October 2013 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love Drag City, they are good folks who've released tons of great records over the years, but I can't say I understand the way they seem to be dragging their feet with the digital thing. I mean, fine, you don't really believe Spotify is a good way to get your artists paid fair enough, but I kinda can't believe they are still holding out against mp3 downloads with their vinyl.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 October 2013 04:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Spotify's rates are really shitty.

Hip Hop Hamlet (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 October 2013 04:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like, it isnt even worth it. With the vinyl they probably at least break even for most of their acts.

Hip Hop Hamlet (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 October 2013 04:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's better than receiving $0.00 from mp3 pirates.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 October 2013 04:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

If Spotify is still at the half penny per stream payment rate, the equivalent of a million selling, ten-track album at ten average plays per album would mean $500,000 in income with zero overhead.

timellison, Friday, 11 October 2013 05:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean, I realize that's only 50 cents per album, but maybe the rates will go up if Spotify is able to generate more revenue. Or maybe they won't - maybe that's just a new model.

timellison, Friday, 11 October 2013 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

  • The Necks

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 11 October 2013 05:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

If you're more likely to buy music if you pirate music (which seems to be the case, right?) and its also true that if you listen to Spotify then you're less likely to buy music (is that true? I'm sure I read somewhere it was) then maybe Drag City have made the call that its better for the bottom line to stay away.

he had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up (NotEnough), Friday, 11 October 2013 11:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

i still find pirating music to be kind of a pain in the ass and in most cases not worth it, especially as a music-discovery tool. you have to do a google search, find some blog that still has working links to the mp3s, then go to some ad-ridden torrent or bullshit MEGAUPLOAD site, download your files, etc. so since drag city doesn't have a relatively easy way to discover its music, the less likely i'm going to take time to explore their artists (and then later go buy their albums). easier discovery of music, for me, means more new music i'm going to listen to (obviously), and the more new music i hear, the more i'm going to buy music.

marcos, Friday, 11 October 2013 13:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

like i'm not going to spend time pirating some minor bonnie prince billy record to see if i should buy it. it just seems tedious. more likely, i'm just not going hear it until there is an easier way to spend enough time with the album to help me decide it i should buy it.

marcos, Friday, 11 October 2013 13:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Run the Jewels was a free mixtape, probably some sample clearance issues keeps it off Spottty.

Run The Jewels is also in record shops on CD fwiw

I'm not a rockist, I just hate Rap-A-Lot (sic), Friday, 11 October 2013 14:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah, probably a free download for a spell and then released physically?

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Friday, 11 October 2013 14:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

man i swear i think run the jewels was on there at one point cuz it kept recommending it to me

balls, Friday, 11 October 2013 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Just noticed that the Boards of Canada catalog is now on US Spotify

Moodles, Sunday, 3 November 2013 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cool thx.

Blecch Dreieinigkeitsmoses (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2013 23:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Blimey they're finally adding Zeppelin - one album per day by the looks of things.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

aphrodite's child

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

more Zep info, article is really mostly abt Spotify though

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/business/media/spotify-said-to-secure-exclusive-deal-with-led-zeppelin.html?hp&_r=0

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

When credible rivals to Spotify start appearing we're going to see labels taking their stuff off en-masse as they start signing exclusive deals.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Do you really think so? Labels didn't ever exclusivey sell their physical products with just one chain, did they? I mean outside of a limited edition or something. Maybe some material will be exclusively with a streaming service for a period of time but not in perpetuity. The labels make more money spreading it all around.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Necks
― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, October 11, 2013 12:09 AM (2 months ago)

tier newest one is up and i highly recommend it-- might be my AOY

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Entire Zep catalog on there now

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Most of the Peter Gabriel albums are on in the US now, I just noticed.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:06 (10 months ago) Permalink

woah that is excellent news

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

early sabbath also finally

balls, Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:17 (10 months ago) Permalink

sweet! I updated my 70s Hard 'n' Heavy playlist from last year's big 70s countdown

Evil Juice Box Man (Moodles), Thursday, 23 January 2014 02:32 (10 months ago) Permalink

yeah it ruined this year's ilm poll for me cuz there's not alot there that isn't gonna get blown away by anything on vol. 4.

balls, Thursday, 23 January 2014 02:45 (10 months ago) Permalink

Most of the Peter Gabriel albums are on in the US now, I just noticed.

And Us as well – but not So, oddly.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 26 January 2014 18:47 (10 months ago) Permalink

early sabbaths always been available in uk. Wonder why it took so long for usa. Bigger market they actually sell cds in?

۩, Sunday, 26 January 2014 19:14 (10 months ago) Permalink

Funkadelic's WB records aren't on Spotify but are on MOG for some reason.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 2 February 2014 14:57 (10 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

elliott smith added.

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Sunday, 2 March 2014 07:39 (9 months ago) Permalink

all the more recent Prince albums but based on sampling 'em doesn't seem like I'm missing out on much

nova, Sunday, 2 March 2014 09:33 (9 months ago) Permalink

why is Lovesexy just one long track?

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Sunday, 2 March 2014 16:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

that's how prince released it, it's the same way on cd

balls, Sunday, 2 March 2014 17:01 (9 months ago) Permalink

the copy I got has 'em separated. Which is good since I like five songs and that'd be a pain

nova, Monday, 3 March 2014 05:07 (9 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I found a cue sheet online on some prince board and split mine into tracks with it. Only time I've ever done anything like that.

grape is the flavor of my true love's hair (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 02:11 (9 months ago) Permalink

The Necks
― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, October 11, 2013 12:09 AM (2 months ago)

tier newest one is up and i highly recommend it-- might be my AOY

― |$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Thursday, 12 December 2013 6:35 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hmmm ... I'm in Australia, and I can only find one Necks track (on a comp) on Spotify. :-(

Wordy, Wednesday, 5 March 2014 03:22 (9 months ago) Permalink

The Coil selection is meagre (relative to their output!), but I guess there are legal complexities there.

Also, no Comsat Angels.

Wordy, Wednesday, 5 March 2014 03:25 (9 months ago) Permalink

Weirdly, there's stuff on Spotify mobile I can get with no trouble, but it ain't there when I'm on the PC

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 5 March 2014 23:24 (9 months ago) Permalink

And yeah,the Necks in Aus are unavailable

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 5 March 2014 23:25 (9 months ago) Permalink

t rex

brimstead, Thursday, 6 March 2014 03:08 (9 months ago) Permalink

gah n/m, there's t rex t. rex, t.rex

brimstead, Thursday, 6 March 2014 03:09 (9 months ago) Permalink

Looks like the whole(?) Numero catalogue is up now!

μ thant (seandalai), Friday, 7 March 2014 16:32 (9 months ago) Permalink


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