The latter took to Twitter to announce that Thom Yorke’s solo album Eraser, Atoms for Peace’s Amok and Nigel’s own Ultraísta debut are no longer available on the site.
In a series of tweets, Nigel said: ‘The reason is that new artists get paid fuck all with this model. It’s an equation that just doesn’t work … the music industry is being taken over by the back door … and if we don’t try and make it fair for new music producers and artists … then the art will suffer. Make no mistake. These are all the same old industry bods trying to get a stranglehold on the delivery system.
‘The numbers don’t even add up for Spotify yet … But it’s not about that … It’s about establishing the model which will be extremely valuable … meanwhile small labels and new artists can’t even keep their lights on. It’s just not right.’
Thom Yorke also tweeted to join in with Nigel’s explanation saying: ‘Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will not get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it. Simples.’
A number of musicians have joined in on the social networking website to voice their support for the pair.
Kieran Hebden, also known as electronica artist Four Tet, tweeted: ‘I had everything on my label taken off [Spotify]. Don’t want to be part of this crap.’
The likes of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and AC/DC do not feature their music on Spotify.
Atoms for Peace will be performing three live gigs at London’s Roundhouse 24-26 July.