Country star Jason Aldean’s music is back on Spotify, almost a year to the day after his back catalogue was removed from the streaming service. US News reported that his six albums were all available again, albeit without any public comment so far from Aldean himself.
“The debate the whole music industry is having on streaming is complicated. And while I’m definitely paying attention to the business side of things, I am first and foremost an artist. I’m an artist whose career has been built by the songwriters, publishers, producers and engineers that line Music Row in Nashville,” he said last year after the removal.
“What they do has value, and I want everyone who is involved in making my music to be paid fairly. This is about trying to do what is right for the people who have given me a great life.” Aldean became one of the first artist co-owners of Tidal in March, but is clearly now re-engaging with streaming on a wider level.