Pink Floyd’s Spotify Gimmick
Pink Floyd have announced that they will put their entire catalog on Spotify as soon as the title track to the their 1975 album Wish You Were Here hits 1 million listens on the service. The band had made a limited selection of their albums available for streaming through Spotify for some time, but right now “Wish You Were Here” is the only track that is available. News of the gimmick came via the band’s Twitter account.
While Spotify signed a deal with Pink Flyod’s label, EMI Records, in 2011, the band’s full catalog was not included in that deal. The band also sued EMI in 2010 when the record label allowed single-song sales of Pink Floyd’s catalog on iTunes, as opposed to strictly full-album downloads. The band lost that suit.
You can help get Pink Floyd’s full discography on Spotify by streaming “Wish You Here” via the embedded player below.