Legendary rock band Pink Floyd have agreed to end their self-enforced absence from Spotify, with the band’s entire back catalogue coming soon.
The Swedish streaming giant has announced that iconic Floyd albums like The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall will be unlocked once the now-available track ‘Wish You Were Here’ reaches a million plays on the service.
The announcement was confirmed by the band’s official Twitter account.
The capture of Floyd is a big coup for Spotify in a week when Apple finally launched its iTunes Radio service which threatens to undermine the company’s streaming dominance. Check out our iTunes Radio vs Spotify feature for the lowdown.
It also allows Spotify to match Rdios offering who’ve been offering Floyd albums for quite a while to paying customers.
Spotify users will be hoping that now David Gilmour and Roger Waters are in the bag that the likes of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Beatles could be convinced to jump on board too.
Given the previous those artists have with regards to their music rights, we wouldn’t hold our breath, but given that even Metallica gave in eventually, anything is possible.
Spotify users around the world sing with us in unison “We don’t need no…iTunes downloads…”