If you haven't been keeping up with this story, the short version is that Century Media Records has decided to pull their catalog from the streaming music service Spotify, citing looking out for their bands' best interests. You can read Spotify's response here.
Now, guitarist Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth -- who are currently signed to Century Media -- has issued the following statement regarding the label's decision to pull their catalog from Spotify:
"We are sorry that Century Media have opted not to offer its music to their fans through Spotify. Spotify has one of the biggest music libraries in the world - of over 15 million tracks - and is committed to offering our users the widest possible selection of music across artists and genres from around the world."
While most U.S. labels have welcomed Spotify to these shores with open arms, many are not without their reservations. Century Media have now pulled their entire catalog (including the catalogs of its associated labels, InsideOutMusic, Superballmusic and People Like You) from Spotify.