2015 has been a great year for Dr. Dre, thus far. With the release of N.W.A’s biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and the release of his latest album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre, the general public has made in known within the past few weeks that the west coast rapper is still in demand. Debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with the Apple exclusive Compton, it’s now being reported that all streaming services will potentially have access to stream the album, except Spotify.
Spotify has indicated it will not change its business model to make an album available only to paid subscribers—and the company certainly won’t make an exception for an album from an artist who’s also a high-ranking Apple exec.
With Spotify being one of very few streaming services to offer a free version, it seems that the company does not want separate what content is available to its free and premium subscribers. Understanding enough, in an age where streaming is the future, there’s no blaming Dr. Dre and label execs for wanting to maximize any and every financial benefit for allowing the album to stream outside of Apple Music