Drake's Face Was All over Spotify and Paid Subscribers Are Upset

  • Drake's Face Was All over Spotify and Paid Subscribers Are Upset

Drake's Face Was All over Spotify and Paid Subscribers Are Upset

The Toronto rapper's fifth studio album 'Scorpion' was released on Friday (June 29), with the record being heavily promoted on Spotify since its release. Spotify of course wanted everyone to know as well and when the album finally dropped it made a decision to take advantage and plaster Drake ads everywhere it could on it's app and it seems now that users didn't take too kind to that.

Regardless, the promotional blast seemed to have been successful, with Spotify boasting that users were streaming the album ten million times per hour throughout the entire weekend. Now, some paid subscribes are asking for their money back - because while they expected an ad-free listening experience they got a whole lotta Drake instead. Simultaneously, it also broke Apple Music's record for most single-day streams.

One Reddit user uploaded a transcript of an interaction they had with a member of Spotify's customer support team, claiming to have successfully obtained a refund for the previous month's subscription cost as a result.

Drake is Spotify's top streaming artist and has recently broken the one-week streaming record for the United States in a short three days.

Numerous social media users shared screenshots of the many ads on the page, while others demanded refunds.

After complaints were voiced online, Billboard reached out to Spotify for a comment and didn't receive any response, but do note sources tell them there is now no plan for a refund policy. A representative for Spotify stated to Billboard this type of promotion was a first for the company.