He’s an asshole. That guy has $2 billion that he made from figuring out ways to steal royalties from artists, and that’s the bottom line. You can’t really trust anybody like that.
I honestly don’t want to see Sean Parker succeed in anything. I imagine if Spotify becomes something that people are willing to pay for, then I’m sure iTunes will just create their own service, and they’re actually fair to artists.
—The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney continues to rage against Spotify—but this time, it’s personal. What Carney says here dovetails nicely with a story from earlier today on the problems Spotify faces until it’s operating on an astronomical scale. (Sidebar: Do you know how easy it is to find a picture of Sean Parker looking like an asshole? It’s very very easy!)