Newswire: Deerhoof slams Daytrotter for years of general bullshit

As reported by Pitchfork, Deerhoof is speaking out against subscription-based music site Daytrotter for an alleged history of hostile business practices involving an authorized LP, angry messages from lawyers, and years of being outright ignored. Or, to be more specific, Deerhoof is speaking out about things that hypothetically might happen to a hypothetical band that works with Daytrotter, because Deerhoof is “not legally permitted to say” whether or not it has had any issues with the site. Either way, the issues are extensive.

For those who don’t know, Daytrotter is based around bringing in bands to record exclusive sessions that users can flip through at their leisure in order to discover new music. Some content is free, some content is behind a paywall, and some of the paywall content is packaged up and sold separately. Apparently, Deerhoof did a Daytrotter session in 2009, and the site made an LP …

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