Spotify reportedly burying tracks from artists who give exclusives to competition

Spotify is apparently punishing artists who decide to make their albums exclusives on other streaming services when they first drop. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Spotify is making these artists’ music more difficult to find on their service by burying them in search results and refusing to put their tracks on featured playlists. This has been in practice for about a year, according to Bloomberg’s sources, and affects artists who have given exclusives to both Apple Music and Tidal. – Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge