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Is R. Kelly's time up? Spotify pulls singer's music from playlists

Our q This panel tackles recent news that Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from their official playlists and question whether the music streaming service has gone far enough.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images) (Mike Pont/Getty Images)

Every Friday, This looks at the biggest stories in music news. This week, CBC's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and musician Ian Campeau, former member of A Tribe Called Red, talk about Spotify removing all of R. Kelly's music from their official playlists and recommended music lists. R. Kelly's music will still be available for streaming, but will not be promoted by Spotify.

This is one of the first big moves from a major music company in response to the #MuteRKelly movement, which is a reaction to the many serious allegations against the singer, including assault, sexual violence, coercion and running a sex cult.

Tetteh-Wayoe and Campeau discuss if Spotify went far enough with their actions and how other parts of the music industry will react in this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

Produced by Mitch Pollock

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