Pink Floyd‘s back catalogue has arrived on Spotify after fans streamed their song ‘Wish You Were Here’ one million times.
The majority of the British band’s music had previously been unavailable on the music streaming service, however fans were offered the chance by the band to unlock their back catalogue if the one Pink Floyd song on Spotify, ‘Wish You Were Here’, was streamed one million times. A tweet from Spotify sent out yesterday (June 17) confirmed the arrival of the band’s music to their service.
Pink Floyd’s label, EMI, previously signed a deal with Spotify in 2011, but Pink Floyd’s music was not included in the agreement.
Earlier this year, Daft Punk‘s single ‘Get Lucky’ became the most streamed song in a 24-hour period on Spotify in both the UK and US. The song, which was officially released on April 19 and hit Spotify on the same day, was the first track to be taken from the French duo’s new album ‘Random Access Memories’ and features Pharrell Williams on vocals. Speaking about the success of the song, Spotify’s head of label relations Will Hope said “There was never any doubt that the first original single from Daft Punk in years was going to be one of the biggest debut singles of 2013. We expect the album to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year.”
The one-day streaming record in the UK previously belonged to Bastille‘s hit single ‘Pompeii’. In the US the record was held by Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’.