Tool’s Discography May Come to Spotify, Apple Music + More Streaming Services Soon
According to a Bloomberg report, Tool are in talks to make their full catalog available on streaming platforms for the first time. The anticipation of Tool’s first new album in over a decade has reportedly sparked the discussion of Tool ending their high-profile holdout against streaming services.
Last month, Tool fans got the news they had all been waiting for — Maynard James Keenan has begun vocal work on the cult band’s fifth studio album. Guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor have been working on instrumental sections for years, building up toward the right time for Maynard to step in.
Artists such as The Beatles and Prince recently reached deals with major streaming platforms, finally offering their music to subscription services after years of resistance. Bloomberg reports Tool may soon join those illustrious artists — “Members of Tool have been talking to the biggest services, including Spotify Ltd. and Apple Inc., about the best way to release their music, said the people, who asked not be identified discussing the private negotiations.”
It’s important to note how drastically the music industry has changed since 10,000 Days hit shelves in 2006. YouTube had just been launched the year before and was taking its first steps toward becoming the world’s most popular destination for music videos. Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music didn’t even exist back then, while Pandora Radio had yet to make a significant impact.
Stay tuned to Loudwire for all your new Tool album updates and get ready for Tool’s library to potentially hit your favorite streaming services.
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