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Country veteran Garth Brooks may have an exclusive deal with Amazon, but during his appearance at SXSW last week he had warm words for Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, if slightly cooler views on Apple Music.
“Spotify came in, Daniel Ek came down to sit with me, sweet man, I love Daniel, great guy. I think he gets a lot of crap. His parents were both street musicians – he’s a good guy who understands music, and I think he wants to help and believes 100% he’s helping,” said Brooks, according to Billboard’s report on his keynote.
“Apple’s a little different story. They came in with their own set of rules, and if you’re already established, you have to change to get to them. I’m never going to change to fit their rules. Nice guys, we have respect for each other, we’re just never going to work together.”
Just over two years since launching, country musician Garth Brooks’ Ghost Tunes download store is passing into the afterlife.
Well, shutting down: Billboard reports that an email sent to customers cites a “new partnership with Amazon” as reason for them to transfer their purchases to Amazon’s cloud service, and check out its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.
Ghost Tunes originally launched in November 2014 alongside Brooks’ comeback album ‘Man Against Machine’, complete with deals to sell music from all three major labels as well as various independents, and the promise of an 80% revenue share for rightsholders rather than the industry-standard 70%.
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