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Rush withholding Clockwork Angels from Spotify?

Mon, Jun 25, 2012@1:56PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 8/17@7:49AM: The album finally became available on Spotify this past week (thanks Josh).

Digital Music News is reporting that Rush is apparently withholding its Clockwork Angels album from Spotify. From the report:

... RUSH is now the latest band to withhold their music from Spotify, specifically their latest album, Clockwork Angels. Representatives for the band (at Atlantic and Roadrunner) have yet to respond to a weekend inquiry, though sources have pointed Digital Music News to a deliberate windowing [withholding] move.

RUSH's management group was contacted early this morning; Spotify agreed to look into the matter while pointing to a similar situation at other streaming services.

Which means physical retailers, iTunes, and other sales-oriented outlets have the album, and Spotify will have to wait. Taking it a step further, iTunes has gotten 'red carpet treatment' on this one: Clockwork Angels has been Mastered for iTunes, and there may have been an exclusive (or semi-exclusive) release window of several days. The album was officially released on June 12th; iTunes had it June 8th. ...

... Of course, this discussion assumes that RUSH will ultimately release this album on Spotify. ...

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