One of the highest profile rejections of Spotify was US-based hardcore/metal/punk label Century Media and it's family of labels which includes InsideOut Music, Superball Music and People Like You Records. Today, just shy of a full year after their original withdrawal from the service, Century Media has announced that their catalogue is back for streaming. The label credited the "messages and comments [from] thousands of fans" for the change of heart, adding:
Spotify offers great tools to discover new artists. We feel that this is essential for our promising newcomers. In that respect, Spotify gives those artists a very good forum. We respect that music fans wanted to have instant access to our catalog via Spotify. But we also have to consider the rights of our artists. After practicing some due diligence, we're moving ahead confident that both the artist and the fan are being fairly served by this developing platform.
The news comes just days after some public criticisms of the streaming service for not revealing what they're actually paying artists.