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Audible watermarks degrading sound on Spotify premium

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Casual Listener
It’s sounds beautiful to me but I’m not an expert in classical music! My opinion
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Gig Goer

I think this is done, finished! As far as I can tell, all the watermarked tracks I had noticed (I had a playlist of hundreds) have been fixed, at least in the UK. I am VERY pleased about this.

 

Even the track that @Joerg1959 mentioned recently is fixed:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1cm7AlPfRZDomMPuOlHTEB?si=0vnpvFq2RVazspEnoUeB_Q

 

In order to hear the benefits you may need to clear out some old files or try some of the embedded players earlier in this thread.

 

I would recommend

  • Redownloading on mobile
  • Clearing your desktop player cache
  • Checking the songs on the web player, which won't be so heavily cached https://open.spotify.com 

 

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Music Fan

Hi,

yes this is fixed!!! 
I am happy for you that you finally got your music being OK.

 

Also fixed I find:
spotify:track:5YWryYosl6mOw40ukMJ9gm

from Album "Ultimate Mancini": https://open.spotify.com/album/0DtY3IPZf6SWFbNogGGnKh?si=xSJms_PoRP-F8OS6pIeGlw

THANK YOU SPOTIFY FOR FIXING THIS!!!

 

Still There is trouble with the following Telarc Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/1k2n9VELfCoGY4kF4O6NCn?si=Wa1jIkHeQDOUjtE75DkaZA

Furthermore I find marked: https://open.spotify.com/album/3FvCc4TJTROE8iBikj3fsX?si=HYr38CVBSyGzNiK6TodGGg

 

I did  a random sample of other TELARC music, but did not find further markings. Good to see that not everything is compromised. 

Given the recent improvements I hope more and more music is fixed.

Keep it up Spotify.
Best Regards
Jörg

 

 

 

 

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Gig Goer

Ah yes, perhaps I spoke too soon! I can definitely confirm the issue remains on a substantial number of Telarc Jazz recordings, including the following:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1vgRgg1HUxVviE1Z3fbes8?si=NpUR8KoqQHqgPrnmc_5ZuA

 

Hopefully, the process will continue in order to remove these watermarks from this catalogue as it has on other Concord/UMG releases.

 

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Music Fan
Yes, sadly true
/Jörg
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Music Fan
Please check again (remember to clear the cache). All the tracks I've been sampling lately seemed to have been cleaned up! Or maybe my hearing is going.
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Casual Listener

The watermark still continues to exist on Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music, even though it was reuploaded on YouTube Music/Google Play.

 

Also, the watermark still remains on "Team" and "400 Lux" by Lorde, "I'm Not The Only One" by Sam Smith and other tracks that still have traces of UMG/Sony/BMG watermarking.

 

Other tracks from UMG that used to have the watermark in 2018 started being reuploaded in mid-2019. Wonder why "A Thousand Miles" sounded better on Google Play, and the CD?

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Music Fan
Does that wa wa wa effect happen on the CD on 400 lux? If so, that obviously isn't fixed.
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Casual Listener

I listened closely to “400 Lux” and I was able to notice the watermark on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes Match, and Google Play/YTM, but it doesn’t exist on the CD. Another track from the same album, “Royals”, was reuploaded on Spotify and Google Play/YTM, but the watermark still exists on iTunes Match, but not on Apple Music.

 

Also, I may have heard the watermark on some post-2015 UMG releases. “Here With Me” by Marshmello has the watermark on Pandora, but it doesn’t exist on Spotify or Apple Music/iTunes Match. I was able to notice the watermark on Chelsea Cutler’s “Sad Tonight” on iTunes Match. It is unclear if the watermark is on Spotify or other streaming services.

There is a possibility of UMG’s watermarks coming back for Round 2.

 

5 Seconds of Summer’s song “She Looks So Perfect” has the UMG watermark on both Google Play and Apple Music/iTunes Match. It is unclear if it was reuploaded on Spotify.

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