21-08-2012 01:16 AM - edited 21-08-2012 01:17 AM
The music in question might have been removed from Spotify due to requests from music labels.
Sometimes the music is still available on Spotify, but not in certain countries anymore.
The only thing Spotify does is upload music via the request of music labels.
Sometimes labels change their mind or the music rights change and as a result they send Spotify a request to remove certain songs or artists. Spotify has to take down music if labels request it.
You can find out why some songs/artists are no longer on Spotify over here.
23-11-2012 06:06 PM
23-11-2012 07:51 PM
This whole idea of regional rights has passed its sell by date. At least as far as the major labels are concerned, the rights owners are nearly all large multi-national companies so it makes no sense for them to treat listeners/streamer differently depending their location. I would be most surprised if competing companies have regional distribution rights for different areas - for example Universal having rights in the USA and Warner in Europe. I strongly suspect that a single company has worldwide rights.
23-11-2012 10:49 PM
Removals and lack of albums,artists and songs is not the fault of spotify, let us agree on that. The labels and their policy is to blame. If they use spotify to promote albums and artists, and then remove it after users have made efforts making playlists etc. people will recognice that tactic, and turn to piracy. Spotify is an extreamly good service, I have enjoyed their precense in many genres. But they are totally depending on the labels policy.
If someone could make a list of wich label that is the badest boy, and publish it in different arenas, that would maybe make an inpact. The lables are depending on costumers and goodwill, so if someone could make it loud and readable wich label that disrespect streaming costomers the most, that would be great.
21-12-2012 11:16 PM
It´s just crazy and contraproductive to remove Aimee Mann songs.
I want to play her take on "have yiourself a Merry Merry Christmas".
None does it better.
Nice Christmas to you all anyway. And to Aimee.
09-01-2013 09:28 AM
Yes, this is a bummer and stupid move by the record label. Why remove almost all other albums just when a new one is out?This will prevent anyone who likes the new album from exploring the rest of her music.