The entire back catalogue of heavy rock band Rammstein has been added to Spotify by their label partner Universal.
Spotify says it is now the only free streaming service to have the German group’s entire catalogue available worldwide, including six studio albums: Herzeleid (released 1995), Sehnsucht (1997), Mutter (2001), Reise, Reise (2004), Rosenrot (2005) and Liebe ist fur alle da (2009).
Rammsteain have also curated a Spotify playlist of the songs and artists who have inspired them, including The Sex Pistols, Prince, Depeche Mode and The Prodigy.
Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, said: “Today is a great day for both Spotify and music fans. We are very excited to be bringing Rammstein’s awesome catalogue exclusively to Spotify, and introducing this amazing band to a new generation of fans all over the world.”
Frank Briegmann, president Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon, said: “Today’s music fans have a very diversified listening and buying behaviour and artists have more options than ever to not only reach their fans but also get compensated for any online and mobile usage of their art.
“As a long-term partner of Rammstein we are very happy to make available their complete catalogue for the first time on a music streaming service.”Music Business Worldwide