Spotify doesn't like it when big-name acts take their music to Apple or Tidal first.
But it's not punishing them when they do, by making their stuff harder to find in the music service's search results, the company says.
That accusation, sourced to anonymous sources in a Bloomberg report out Friday, is "unequivocally false," says a Spotify rep.
That makes sense, since it would be bad for Spotify's business if its users had a hard time finding music they wanted from the likes of Drake and Kanye West, who have brought new releases to Apple and Tidal before releasing it on Spotify.
Spotify wouldn't comment on other charges, levied by sources in reports from Bloomberg and the New York Times, that Spotify wasn't going to go out of its way to promote releases from acts that went to rivals first.
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