Spotify abandons controversial artist policy: 'We don’t aim to play judge and jury'

3:27 PM ET Fri, 1 June 2018

Spotify and CEO Daniel Ek have admitted the policy was worded vaguely and rolled out poorly. It got R&B singer R. Kelly booted from Spotify playlists in response to accusations of sexual assault. Artists and listeners raised concerns that false allegations or earlier, youthful mistakes could hurt their standing on the on-demand music service.