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A Politician Wants To Know Why Spotify Is Blocked In The U.S. Capitol

Submitted by on February 4, 2013 – 10:14 amNo Comment

Are you allowed to listen to Spotify at work? If not, then you should know that you are not alone! On Friday afternoon, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reportedly went to use his Spotify account at the U.S. Capitol when he realized that he couldn’t. And, why couldn’t he access his Spotify playlists during a little bit of downtime? Well, because apparently the U.S. Capitol building has now barred anyone from using services like Spotify on their network. We’re not really sure why, but a tweet that Cantor sent out shortly after his Spotify account stopped working indicated that Spotify is no longer welcome in the U.S. Capitol building.

How cool is that? Although we admittedly do not know a whole lot about Cantor’s beliefs or his policies, we are glad that he’s on #TeamSpotify. Specifically, we’re glad that he seems to feel that using a legal Spotify account is no different than using, say, a radio to listen to music while you’re on the job. So, it should be allowed.

“Rock ‘n’ roll’s here to say, man,” one of his aides told Yahoo! News when he was asked about the situation. “You always want to be on the side of music.”

We second that. We use Spotify (and Pandora, YouTube, and iTunes!) all the time! And, we don’t know what we would do if those services were suddenly taken away from us for no good reason. So, we hope that Eric Cantor and any other politician who wants to use those services is allowed to do so within the confines of the U.S. Capitol building. It just wouldn’t be right to hear about them doing anything else.

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