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Polyvinyl Says They've Asked That PWR BTTM's Music Be Pulled From Streaming Services

The band has also been dropped by Salty Artist Management in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Ben Hopkins.

by Noisey Staff
May 16 2017, 4:02pm

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Last week, after sexual assault allegations against PWR BTTM's Ben Hopkins emerged, we reported that the band had cancelled their album release show, due to take place in Brooklyn last Friday (May 12), and that they had lost two touring members and all of the support acts for their upcoming US tour. Also on Friday, the band was dropped by its management company, Salty Artist Management, who said in a statement posted on Facebook that "In light of the allegations involving members of PWR BTTM, Salty Artist Management will no longer be working with the band. We do not take these kind of allegations lightly and our thoughts are with victims and survivors of abuse who have been affected by this."

Since then, the tour has reportedly been cancelled, too. The band's label Polyvinyl has also stopped selling physical copies of the band's second album Pageant, and has issued refunds on it to any customers who request one. And today Polyvinyl has also confirmed with NPR that they have requested that the band's music be pulled from digital stores and streaming services.

Since their initial statement, the band nor any representatives for them have made any comment.

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