Are Our Favorite Artists Lazy? Spotify CEO Facing Criticism

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is facing some criticism after comments he made about artists and their lazy work ethics.

According to Ek, it won’t be enough for artists to only make music every three to four years. “The artists today that are making it realize that it’s about creating a continuous engagement with their fans. It is about putting the work in, about the storytelling around the album, and about keeping a continuous dialogue with your fans.” 

Artists fired back at Ek’s comments with one artist named Malcolm Black tweeting, “Because famously artists who write/record/release/promote an album then tour it solidly for two years then go straight back into the studio to do another one then start the whole cycle all over again are just LAZY?”

Do you agree with Ek that artists must make more content more often? Do you think more content and music from your favorite artist would water them down?

It’s hard not to agree with the artists here because they’re the ones making the music, but also if my favorite artists could come out with new music everyday that would make me super happy.