R Kelly: Apple Music stops promoting singer on featured playlists

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    Apple’s music-streaming service has followed Spotify in ceasing the promotion of music by R Kelly on some featured playlists. Like Spotify, Apple Music, which has 40 million subscribers, still carries an extensive selection of Kelly’s songs in its library.

    Kelly, who faces longstanding allegations of mistreatment of women, recently saw a concert in Chicago cancelled after the #MuteRKelly movement accelerated boycott efforts, with help from the Time’s Up campaign against sexual harassment and assault. He denies abusing anyone and faces no current criminal charges.

    On Thursday Spotify, citing its new policy against hateful content and conduct, announced that Kelly’s music was no longer available on its owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His music can still be found by those who search for it, but Spotify will not promote it.
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