There’s a storm brewing between Sony Music and SoundCloud right now, the major label having already removed many of its artists off the free music streaming service, and it now looks like another musician has been caught in the middle, and he is not happy about it.

The hugely popular French producer, Madeon, is the latest to fall victim to Sony Entertainment’s plans to remove its rostered artists’ music from the online service after Sony and SoundCloud could not reach an agreement on streaming royalties, as The Music reports.

Madeon, rather pissed off with the whole situation, took to his personal Twitter account to reveal to fans that Sony would be taking down “all of my music from my SoundCloud account in the next few days” posting a link to his SoundCloud profile along with the parting word “let’s have a farewell listen”.

[include_post id=”447458″]

A fan asked Madeon the following, “did you want them to do that? Or against your will?” to which he plainly responded, “Against my will”, to which he then went on to post another Tweet, praising SoundCloud and simultaneously frowning at Sony, “Thank you SoundCloud for being such a great discovery platform over the past five years” he wrote “Well done Sony for holding your own artists hostage.”

In his barrage of Tweets, Madeon does pay respect to his label Columbia Records, which actually falls under the giant umbrella of Sony Music, “Lots of love for my label Columbia of course, they’re great. Less love for Sony Corporate’s disconnected-from-reality strategy.”

The case for an endless list of recording artists, SoundCloud has played a pivotal part in Madeon’s ability to reach listeners with his music, the website providing a free platform for fans to fall in love with his creations. It’s rather interesting that Sony have already removed the likes of Adele, Kelly Clarkson, and Miguel, it appears even more dance-inspired acts, those that utilise SoundCloud more often, are now being taken down, too.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine