After having been dropped by their label, Polyvinyl, PWR BTTM’s music will no longer be offered on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, or Amazon.
PWR BTTM’s previous records, released by Father/Daughter Records, have also been removed from iTunes and Apple Music. (via Pitchfork)
Ben Hopkins of punk duo PWR BTTM has been accused of sexual assault, after allegations were posted in a DIY Chciago Facebook group. Last Saturday, PWR BTTM's label, Polyvinyl Records, announced that they had dropped the band. The label posted the following statement:
“Throughout our 20 years, Polyvinyl has purposefully operated on the core principle that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and respect. There is absolutely no place in the world for hate, violence, abuse, discrimination or predatory behavior of any kind.
In keeping with this philosophy, we want to let everyone know that we are ceasing to sell and distribute PWR BTTM's music. If you have ordered PWR BTTM products from Polyvinyl and would like to receive a full refund for your purchase, please contact [email protected] We ask for your patience as we work to quickly process all requests. We will be making donations to the following incredibly important organizations: RAINN (rainn.org) to support its efforts against sexual violence, and AVP (avp.org) to aid its programs against LGBTQ violence. Our hearts go out to all victims of discrimination and all survivors of sexual violence.”
And last Friday, Salty Artist Management announced that they had dropped the band. Read their statement in full here.
It has been reported by Billboard that they will be cancelling all upcoming tour dates as well, with opening acts T-Rextasy and Nnamdi Ogbannaya having exited the tour and posted statements of their own.