We never imagined in 2017 we'd be writing a piece on Ask.Audio with the focus on Neo-Nazi music. But, the recent violent protests by Neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville, United States, have struck a chord with many around the globe. And Spotify, amongst other music streaming services, are making moves to remove hate-speech music from Far-Right White Supremacist and KKK movements from their catalogues.
According to Digital Music News on 14 August 2017, back in 2014 "the Southern Poverty Law Center published a list of white supremacist hate bands". Until very recently many from this list were still available to stream on Spotify.
Here are some of the hate music bands uncovered by DMN:
Within 24 hours of the article on Digital Music News, and in the light of recent events in Charlottesville, Spotify began removing some of the highlighted bands. They issued the following statement:
“Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content — and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”
And Spotify are not alone. Deezer have also stood up:
“Deezer does not condone any type of discrimination or form of hate against individuals or groups because of their race, religion, gender or sexuality. We are in the process of swiftly and actively reviewing the content on our platform and have begun and will continue to remove any material that is in any way connected to any white supremacist movement or belief system.”
At Ask.Audio we don't tolerate any kind of hate-speech, rasicst, homophobic, sexist, threatening or other discriminatory language, music or behavior. We believe hate is completely contrary to creativity, education, evolution, love, and music making.
[Via: Digital Music News]
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