Band suddenly unavailable

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Band suddenly unavailable

epic_aglet
Newbie
Hi!
The russian band kino (or Кино) once had 2 pages. One in the Latin alphabet (Kino) and the other in Cyrillic (Кино). Now the russian page disappeared and links to the English page. That's not a problem in and of itself (I can't read russian anyway) but most of the albums are now inaccessible (e.g. https://open.spotify.com/album/2gHSlbbjURDxHWY8OQsJjJ?context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A2gHSlbbjURDxHWY8OQsJ...). Is this due to licensing issues or is it a technical problem?

Thanks!
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Re: Band suddenly unavailable

MattSuda
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Hey @epic_aglet

 

The reason is that the artist or their music label has likely decided to remove it from Spotify.

The availability of music on Spotify is up to the artist and their music label.

Spotify wants all the world's music, and they're working hard on making this happen for you. However sometimes agreements can't be reached with the artist or label or a change may happen in music ownership. Sometimes the music is only available in certain countries, while access is blocked to others. Sometimes the album or song will be unavailable temporary, and come back again later.

The songs/albums will still be shown in your playlists so you can keep track of them. Make sure to go in settings and check for the setting that shows unavailable songs.

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