I got this email notification on Friday night, but I felt like we could all use some good news on Monday. Robert Clark “Bob” Seger’s musical catalog has been added to Spotify. Everything from “Night Moves” to “The Fire Inside” (underrated as all hell). It’s there.
To be completely honest, I almost felt robbed by Spotify every month when they took that $9.99 from me only to deny me Seger. Not anymore. Selfishly, this is a total gamechanger for the Friday Playlist and between you, me and the internet, even bigger gamechanger for my boudoir playlist. Nothing more romantic than laying with your lady while “Like a Rock” starts playing. Ignite that passion.
I can’t believe it took this long. Seger’s catalog was only available through iTunes since 2011 up until now, and even still, he’s been coy about releasing his catalog online.
So with Seger out of the way, this begs the question: Who’s next? I know who’s next. He’s been playing hard-to-get for far too long now.
Garth Brooks. I’m calling you out. Yeah, you. Amazon Music was a good starting point, but buddy, let’s get you on Spotify and crank this thing up to a hundred thousand.
Regardless, this marks a significant win for Spotify in a year where they’ve racked up plenty. Prince and T-Swift returned in the last few months. Taylor added her catalog on the same day Katy Perry released her new, awful album (absolutely ruthless by Taylor, by the way).
We’re almost to a great point in internet history here. Literally less than 10 years ago, I was downloading 900 songs a day on my parents’ computer to import them to iTunes to then pirate onto my iPod, thus ruining the family computer but greatly enhancing the life of myself and my friends who had cutting edge AUX cord technology in their cars.
We’re almost there. We’re almost to the point of internet singularity in terms of music. Let’s get there. Rock and roll never forgets, you guys..
[via USA Today]