He's responding in a blog post to the swirling controversy and debate over the value of his site in the wake of Taylor Swift pulling her catalog of music and country star Jason Aldean removing his new album. The moves come on the heels of Jimmy Buffett publicly asking Ek for a raise at a recent tech confab.
So Taylor Swift has shaken off Spotify, but she's not the only one. There are at least five other artists you won't find on the popular streaming service. (USA NOW, USA TODAY)