Spotify is now refunding at least some subscribers who felt spammed by ‘Drake ads’ this past weekend.
Drake is laughing all the way to the bank. Spotify, on the other hand, may have some cleaning up to do. Now, a highly-vocal group of angry subscribers are demanding refunds, and it looks like Spotify is giving it to at least some of them.
The issue isn’t that Drake’s Scorpion was getting promoted on Spotify. It’s that Spotify was pushing this album into every nook and cranny of the platform, and effectively spamming users who had little interest in the artist.
Not everyone likes Drake or rap. Hence the irritation.
“Literally all of my playlists are heavy metal,” one Spotify user complained on . “So why are they advertising fucking ‘Drake’ to me?”
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That was part of a growing chorus of irritated subscribers, many of whom immediately canceled their service. Others demanded their money back, while complaining about the aggressive campaign.
“I just messaged Spotify customer service on their website and told them I wanted a refund since this is advertising and I pay for premium with no ads, and they have now refunded my last payment,” one Spotify subscriber wrote on . “Complain, take your money back, and let them know you will cancel if they pull this shit again.
“Money talks. Money walking away talks.”