Pre-saving albums on Spotify gives record labels alarming amounts of data and control

Pre-saving albums on Spotify can give music labels access to personal user data like emails addresses and playlists, according to a Billboard report. It also gives labels permission to manage who users follow, add or remove songs from their libraries, and stream Spotify on users’ other devices.

Spotify users can pre-save upcoming releases to have the album added to their libraries as soon as it’s available. Users have to click and approve permissions to give labels access to do this, but labels are given way more access than the one permission they require, which is to “add and remove items in Your Library.”

Continue reading…

from The Verge – All Posts