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PWR BTTM's Music Pulled From Digital Streaming Services


From Apple Music to iTunes. 

PWR BTTM's swift, sweeping downfall continues, with the band's music now being pulled completely from music streaming services. Digital platforms, from Apple Music to iTunes, have already removed PWR BTTM's entire discography, including their latest album, Pageant, which premiered Friday, May 12, the day after sexual abuse allegations surfaced online about frontman Ben Hopkins.

Following claims about Hopkins' predatory behavior, PWR BTTM quickly unraveled, as all involved parties publicly cut ties with Hopkins and bandmate Liv Bruce. First it was tour openers, then touring band members, then their management and finally, their label Polyvinyl Records, who announced they'd stop selling and promoting the band's music. "There is absolutely no place in the world for hate, violence, abuse, discrimination or predatory behavior of any kind," Polyvinyl's statement read.

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Immediately, Pageant was removed from Polyvinyl's website and soon after disappeared from Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play and Amazon, as well. PWR BTTM's earlier music, including Ugly Cherries--released through Father/Daughter Records--has been pulled. "In lieu of the allegations, we are no longer selling PWR BTTM music and merchandise and we will be making donations to RAINN and the NCAVP in solidarity of all survivors," Father/Daughter said in a statement.

Though PWR BTTM's Pageant is still available on Spotify, it's only a matter of time until the LP is removed from there, as well--the band's official music videos, including album single "Big Beautiful Day," which garnered more than 300k views, have all been deleted from YouTube. In just a few days, the only thing left of PWR BTTM will be fans' dusty, ditched vinyl and the sound of our bated breath as we all wait for an official statement from the pair.

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