Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

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Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

tcress
Casual Listener

I have a playlist I started a few years ago and occassionally add songs to it. It has 221 songs and 38 of them are no longer playable. Did Spotify lose the licensing rights to that big a percent of this catalogue??? Is this possible or am I missing something?

 

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Re: Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

katiek_
Composer

Hi there!

 

Spotify proabably lost the rights to the song, but mostly it is an agreement between the artist/label that decided not to put the song on spotify.  

 

You are not missing something, there are some songs in spotify that can't be playable anymore. For example, I had strawberry's and ciggarettes by Troye Sivian taken down on my playlist becuase of this. 

 

Hope this helps! :) 

Re: Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

Logan_Dougherty
Music Fan

It's likely something to do with a contract or decision by the artist/manager. I know as an independent artist I can choose to have my stuff removed from Spotify at any time if I wanted to. There wouldn't be much reason to for me, but I know some big name artists have complained that streaming profits aren't the best and so they removed their music.

Re: Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

tcress
Casual Listener
Thanks! appreciate it.

Re: Spotify lost licensing rights to a bunch of songs

katiek_
Composer

thank you! 

this is a really helpful response! 

 

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