It has been confirmed by several artists and an article circulating (see Steemit article here) that music streaming platform Choon.co has without warning deleted a number of high streaming accounts under the guise of term 14.5 of their terms and continues. This is spite of a clear determination at the outset by the then Founder Gareth Emery, who has now departed the platform, that artists would be incentivised from ‘streaming as mining’ (in the whitepaper) and that collaboration between artists and labels would be a major part of the platform’s landscape. Artists deleted include: Kris T Reeder (Highly regarded Trombone Creative with over 620,000 Notes), RavenMusic (with 1.5 million Notes), JWells and numerous other artists who contributed to the platform over the last 14 months.
It is clear that the new team at Choon which includes the likes of Parker McCurley and Adam Gall (Director of Engineering) from decent labs have been asked to steer Choon in a different direction but the deletion of artists without warning seems to be worrying for the platform which only has around 12,000 artists compared to Spotify’s 2 million + (2016) artists. It is difficult at this stage to see how artists would want to be part of a music streaming platform that is prepared to delete entire catalogues without any warning whatsoever.
Choon have so far declined to comment.
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