In a press conference Tuesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek revealed that a new update to the app will present listeners with a pop-up that reads “Are You Sure?” before it lets them play any song in Nevada pop rock band Imagine Dragons’ discography. “Among a variety of exciting new features, this update will display a special warning window before any listener can play Imagine Dragons," Ek stated, gesturing to a large mock-up of the cautionary message that will greet visitors to the band’s artist page. “The new security pop-up appears whenever someone, for God knows what reason, decides to press play on ‘Radioactive,’ ‘Believer,’ or what have you from any of Imagine Dragons’ 4 albums, containing a message that reads ‘Are You Sure?’ followed by ‘Yes, I’m Sure,’ and ‘No, Take Me Back To The Explore Page.’ Hopefully, this feature will enrich the customer’s listening experience by helping them discover new music that is not synthy, oversaturated pop that triggers intense flashbacks to 2012.” At press time, Spotify was considering a similar feature that will present listeners with the message “Are You Sure You Want To Be A Pretentious Asshole?” before it lets them listen to Philip Glass.
New Spotify Update Features “Are You Sure?” Pop-Up Before Letting Listeners Play Imagine Dragons
Published Friday, March 6th, 2020