Jason Aldean has decided to once again make his music available to stream on Spotify.
Aldean’s catalog appeared on the music streaming service around the same time of the 49th annual CMA Awards on the evening of Nov. 4. The surprise move came a year after Aldean pulled his music from the service, citing worries over unfair royalty payments.
“I’m an artist whose career has been built by the songwriters, publishers, producers and engineers that line Music Row in Nashville,” Aldean said in a statement after removing his music last year. “What they do has value, and I want everyone who is involved in making my music to be paid fairly. This is about trying to do what is right for the people who have given me a great life.
On Nov 5, Aldean posted a note to his Facebook page to let fans know why he changed his mind.
“Everyone in the music business is trying to figure out how to make streaming work financially, so that the creative community gets paid fairly,” Aldean wrote. “I’m happy to have been a part of that dialog and will continue to be as it all unfolds.”
“I’ve heard from you, the fans, all summer on the road and online that you really miss being able to stream my music,” he continued. “I definitely want you to be able to find it easily, so we’ve decided to make it available again.”
It seems like a smart move for Aldean in terms of keeping fans happy, and one that likely won’t hurt his bottom line. You can click through Aldean’s entire music catalog on Spotify now.