Following yesterday’s news that’s three co-founders are to step down, they have moved to scotch suggestions that they’re jumping ship after completing a two-year earnout period. “There was no time or restriction on us having to stay with after the acquisition,” says Felix Miller. “We just wanted to set it up in the best possible way.” Fellow co-founder Martin Stiksel has again rubbished separate suggestions that the row over whether CBS passed user data to the RIAA was responsible – “It’s not based on anything in fact whatsoever” – but it seems culture clashes may have had a part to play in their departure. As PaidContent points out, their valedictory blog post makes a point of saying “It’s been a privilege working with the incredible team here in our London office”, but not with CBS in the US.

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