Friday, July 12, 2024

Pink Floyd Finally Hits Spotify After “Wish You Were Here” Gets 1 Mil Streams in 3 Days


Pink Floyd, a long time hold out, has finally come to Spotify. On Friday, Pink Floyd allowed “Wish You Were Here” onto the streaming service. Unpublicized, they agreed that if the album got 1 million streams, they’d allow the rest of their catalog to be included. This morning they hit the 1 million. And now, it’s all there. The Beatles, The Eagles, and a few others are still holding out from Spotify. But the Pink Floyd news is major. “Dark Side of the Moon” is one of the most popular albums of all time. On Spotify it should skyrocket. Streaming is now turning into the biggest deal of all–it’s easy and there’s none of the tiresome uploading of CDs. So now we’ll wait for Pink Floyd numbers from Spotify. I’m putting “The Wall” on now…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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