Having been dropped by their label after sexual allegations came to light against frontman Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM have now had their music removed from Apple Music, iTunes and a number of other on-demand platforms.
As previously reported on Gigwise, the band also lost the support of touring members, support acts and festivals. Billboard reports that PWR BTTM has also been dropped by their management and that their summer tour has been cancelled.
Their former label, Polyvinyl, earlier issued statement confirming the termination of the band’s contract.
“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,” the statement read.
“In keeping with this philosophy, we want to let everyone know that we are ceasing to sell and distribute PWR BTTM's music.
“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.”
The label has now taken the step of removing their album, Pageant, from a number of digital platforms. Their previous releases, including debut album, Ugly Cherries, on the Father/Daughter label have also been removed from Apple Music and iTunes.
A statement from Father/Daughter [via Billboard] reads: “In lieu of the allegations, we are no longer selling PWR BTTM music and merchandise and we will be making donations to RAINN and the NCAVP in solidarity of all survivors.”
Other than stating that the allegations are “shocking to us and we take them very seriously”, PWR BTTM have made no further statements.