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His name is Luka - and he's just not taking it any more

Declan Lynch


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In Luka Bloom's letter to Hot Press last week, he stated that he was not "anti-streaming", as such, just that he had decided not to service his new album Bittersweet Crimson to Spotify or other streaming services, because it doesn't work for him.

It was a fine and funny letter, and some of it needs to be quoted straight: "If people wish to experience my record, all I ask is that they actually buy it from actually me; because I actually generated the songs and the momentum, and paid all the people who helped get the record done, over a period of two years. My only motivation in this appeal was clear and simple: I need the money."

You read that and you think, 'it's so crazy it just might work'.