Dee Snider blasts Spotify’s CEO

Author Flavia Andrade - 26.12.2023

In a recent interview with “The Jeremy White Show”, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider had some things to say about Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek and his take on how music should be made and distributed.

Snider said:

That guy from Spotify [Ek], I wanna tell you, he should be taken out and shot. When he heard that artists were complaining about how little we get paid, his response was ‘make more music’ — like we’re producing cans of Coke. Just the production: insulting and belittling.

For me, it’s licensing. The licensing is the last godsend, the last oasis where you can actually make some money. Steven Spielberg chooses ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ for the finale of Ready Player One. Thank you, God, ’cause I’m not getting anything from Spotify.

The last blow to artists to come from Spotify recently was their announcement of the requirement for every song on the platform to get at least 1,000 plays yearly in order to be eligible for royalties.