Cory Bernardi’s lost his Spotify playlist and Darren Hayes won the fight !

Conservative senator Cory Bernardi has criticised music-streaming site Spotify for canning his political party’s Australia Day playlist after heavy criticism from the artists on the list.

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You must have pretty bad political party and political views, when several artist don’t want have them self or their music on your playlist to avoid any form of association with you.

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The Australian Conservatives’ Twitter account decried the deletion of the list as censorship, posting a copy of an automated email from Spotify which said the playlist had been removed after complaints it violated the site’s guidelines and contained inappropriate and offensive content, perthnow.com.au reports.

Senator Bernardi, a vocal supporter of the right of businesses to refuse service to anyone “for whatever reason” during the same-sex marriage debate, retweeted the comment, adding “Welcome to the Brave New World”.

Darren Hayes, lead singer with Savage Garden, has asked the senator several times via Twitter to remove his song, To The Moon And Back, from the list.

Meanwhile, Australian hip hop group Hilltop Hoods had a short, sharp message for Senator Bernardi in response to their inclusion on his list.

Photo By Maggz Appleton (http://www.unofficialdarrenhayes.com) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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