The 81-year-old musician is an absolute legend in the German music business. But now even the seasoned singer's patience is breaking. In an interview with 'Music ally', Spotify boss Daniel Ek reacted to the criticism from musicians that they would no longer earn anything from the streaming provider: "You can't record music every three to four years and think that that's going to happen I really feel like those who aren't doing well in streaming are overwhelmingly people who want to release music the way it used to be released."
Heino reacted promptly, explaining to 'Bild': "You can tell that this Mr. Ek is a pure businessman and not an artist. I've sold more than 55 million solo albums in my life and I can't be accused of being been lazy or am." And further: "I don't know how active Mr. Ek is at 81, but I plan to release albums for a long time and work on different musical projects at the same time. I've never allowed myself long breaks." His consequence: "We are currently considering blocking our new productions for streaming providers like Spotify in the future. I really don't want to sell my high-quality produced albums at Mr. Ek and only get a few cents for them. I'd rather continue to publish CDs, like I always did."