Earlier this year, Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) took Domino Records to UK court over streaming royalties for the three albums the label released in the early '00s. The case, which is potentially precedent-setting for contracts signed in the pre-streaming era, is ongoing, and Domino has now removed the three albums -- Pause (2001), Rounds (2003) and Everything Ecstatic (2005) -- from streaming services.
Four Tet took to Twitter on Sunday to express his concern over Domino's action. "I’m so upset to see that @Dominorecordco have removed the 3 albums of mine they own from digital and streaming services. This is heartbreaking to me. People are reaching out asking why they can’t stream the music and I’m sad to have to say that it’s out of my control," he wrote. "Earlier this week Domino’s legal representative said they would remove my music from all digital services in order to stop the case progressing. I did not agree to them taking this action and I’m truly shocked that it has come to this. I signed with Domino over 20 years ago, in a different time before streaming and downloads were something we thought about."