Another Spotify ad is being criticized just days after the streamer drew fire for a campaign titled " 'Dance As If No One Is Paying" from artists and advocates who have long complained about royalty payments.
Now another ad offering a 30 day free trial of Spotify Premium is drawing fire with the headline "Skip School, Skip Work, Skip Anywhere."
American values:— Blake Morgan (@TheBlakeMorgan) July 15, 2019
Stay in school, work hard, you can be anything.@Spotify's values:
Skip school, skip work, skip out on the check.
It's not by some accident that Spotify doesn't pay music makers fairly.
They don't pay music makers because these are their values.#IRespectMusic pic.twitter.com/nvaXseaMmQ
"Stay in school, work hard, you can be anything." tweeted Blake Morgan with a sentiment shared by others. "@Spotify's values: Skip school, skip work, skip out on the check. "
"You really do have to wonder where they find the people who come up with these things," commented Attorney Chris Castle.
If Spotify's tone-deaf ad agency weren't driving enough negative PR for the streamer, one of their attorneys has to make matters worse by going after Morgan and another critic, David Lowery. Spotify lawyer and NYU professor Christopher Sprigman even compared Lowery to right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
David Lowery is the Alex Jones of copyright policy. Here's an example; this hilarious list he tweets at any academic who has received funding from Google for academic projects. Let me count the dishonesties in this particular list. 1/ https://t.co/UAIkLFluxf— Christopher Sprigman (@CJSprigman) July 14, 2019