July 1, 2016


Justin Vernon of Bon Iver Says Apple Is 'Literally a Horrid Platform' for Music

Phil Bourne/Redferns via Getty Images
Phil Bourne/Redferns via Getty Images

The 35-year-old Wisconsinite behind Bon Iver has never been afraid to call B.S. on the music industry. Today Justin Vernon's targeting Apple, turning his Twitter-attention on the tech giant after promoting his Eaux Claires festival. As Apple Music celebrates its first anniversary, Vernon's got the following thoughts:

Responding to a tweet saying, "I just got an iPod classic because of how awful things are now," Vernon offered alternatives:

When a fan asked Vernon what platform he uses instead of Apple, he got cheeky:

English trio The Staves, whose last album was produced by Vernon, also joined in:

Vernon also said he wouldn't consider pulling his catalog from Apple Music:

In late 2011, Vernon called the GRAMMYs "ridiculous" and "just not important." Shortly after, his band won Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast discuss streaming services and exclusive premieres at the 6:20 mark in the episode below: