Won't find her on: Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal
The squeaking-and-screeching (squearching?) harpist is so staunchly anti-streaming that she's likened Spotify to a "villainous cabal" in interviews, specifically because of the way it does (or doesn’t) compensate artists, and for having ruined a "genius idea" by building its foundation on bad deals for musicians.
Won't find him on: Spotify
For years, the Radiohead frontman has railed against Spotify's business model for cheating emerging artists out of serious scratch. He put his money where his mouth is and pulled all his solo stuff, as well as the Radiohead albums he currently owns the rights to, like In Rainbows. However, following Taylor Swift’s lead, he decided to make everything available on Apple Music last year.
AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles
Won't find them on: N/A, because they finally gave in
These three legendary acts were all notoriously protective of their discographies (for years, they weren't even on iTunes), for a variety of reasons, whether over concerns about breaking up albums into downloadable singles, or simply because they were so popular, they didn't have to. That all changed last year, when much like the domino effect, each band fell one by one and licensed their music to all the major streaming services. When you think about it though, it's a lot easier to cave to modern pressures when, like these guys, you've had decades to rake in real money on physical album sales.
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist. Spotify is as vital to his survival as sleep and coffee. RIP Rdio.