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WHY do you keep removing songs???

Johnnykyoung
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Why is it that Spotify can't leave stuff alone??? YES, add music, but STOP taking down music!! ESPECIALLY after its on a playlist! 

 

Stop letting artists and outhouse lawyers tell you what to do, grow a pair and LEAVE THE MUSIC *UP* ONCE IT'S UP!! 

 

I am NOT going to pay for something if I cannot count on it being there from (literally) one day to the next!!

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Spotify wants all the world’s music on Spotify. However, some artists and tracks aren't currently available. Sometimes agreements can’t be reached with the artist or label or a change may happen in music ownership.

However, please know thousands of albums and artists are added to Spotify every day. If you can’t find an artist you’re looking for, they may appear (or reappear) soon.

In the meantime, feel free to contact the artist or their label to ask when they plan to be on Spotify. Thanks!

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mongoose95
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@StevenEvans4 wrote:
Exactly... Why are certain songs from an album missing if the rest of the album is there?
For instance a few songs from the band RED's album "Innocence & Instinct" are missing. Namely: "Intro (Canto III)," "Out From Under," "Overtake You," and "Nothing and Everything" all stick out to me as omissions from Spotify's catalog

Old post I know, but those tracks are from the deluxe edition of the CD. That's the record label not Spotify

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SkaterKrisHawk
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 This one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever read on any online forum and from what I can assume you are probably a minor. (Referring to original poster) 


@Johnnykyoung wrote:

Why is it that Spotify can't leave stuff alone??? YES, add music, but STOP taking down music!! ESPECIALLY after its on a playlist! 

 

Stop letting artists and outhouse lawyers tell you what to do, grow a pair and LEAVE THE MUSIC *UP* ONCE IT'S UP!! 

 

I am NOT going to pay for something if I cannot count on it being there from (literally) one day to the next!!


 

I always purchase my music I have never used Napster in the 90s nor I have a used LimeWire.  Spotify is the modern version only it’s legal.  I have thousands of vinyl records audio cassettes and CDs and im in my 20s.

 

Artists make barely anything and they only put their stuff on Spotify because of a “bandwagon” and it helps with promotion Spotify claims.  Music artists are pulling out of Spotify because Taylor Swift was the first artist to sound the alarm bells and others are following suit. They literally make less then a penny for each song played.

 

I use spotify for Music I have already purchased in stores or on ebay if its out of print. If you are that enraged music has been taken down, it means you should respectfully purchase that album if you have listened to it that much.

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pnc
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Hi,

 

Having one of the songs in your playlist taken down is annoying but I think Spotify just do that when its inevitable. BTW, what is your song that was removed? I help checking if it was actually removed or just a bug. Peace :)

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Josh
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Hello!

 

Sometimes songs are removed because Spotify no longer has the rights to that song, that is explained here, sometimes it can be added back pretty quick other times it isn't :/ . It really is down to the rights holders. 

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Mickey82
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But why are we able to add those artist back immediately?  Are you sure it isn't some quirk in the database?  I have to add certain bands every day so that I don't forget them.  It doesn't make sense if it's only a licensing issue...

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Shoobie_Doowah
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darn Dixieland Jazz hacktivists!!!!

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Johnnykyoung
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They give the same old song and dance about "rights issues"...but what about OUR rights? I cancelled my premium subscription because they took down too many songs to list....previously unreleased songs by the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Good Vibrations song "Mary Ann", just to name a few. I'm not paying for something that is undependable and just rolls over when some shyster RIAA lawyer says "Boo!". "Rights Issues" my rosy red arse.

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wward555
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Spotify shouldn't make a song available until they are sure they won't need to secretly remove it. Putting a good Playlist together takes time and effort.. It is beyond dissapointing to go looking for something thats no longer there.. I'm always wondering if it's my phone, my wifi or something else.. just to later find that they've removed it.. I currently pay for 4 different spotify accounts in this family, and I'm about to pull the plug on this service.. GET IT TOGETHER AND DONT MESS WITH OUR MUSIC... We pay you to keep our playlists intact!

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bhobg
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I feel your pain - I've had that happen too, on every music subscription service I've been on (which is basically ALL of them - Spotify, Rhapsody, Zune, Xbox Music Pass).

 

 

But there's really no way a company can legally "stop letting artists and outhouse lawyers" tell them what to do - Spotify doesn't own publishing rights on these songs, the artists and the publishing corporations who hire the lawyers do.  If Spotify ignored legal requests to stop streaming music that they didn't have the right to stream, then Spotify would be sued out of existence in a week, and NONE of your playlists would work anymore.

 

 

BUT: as @Mickey82 points out, sometimes the same material can be re-downloaded almost immediately; also, I've noticed (from having multiple overlapping music subscriptions at times) that sometimes, particular content won't be available on one service, but will be available on the others.  These don't feel like publishing decisions to me (though I'm not a music publisher...)  I can understand an artist/publisher saying "No streaming at all!" - many do.  I can understand an artist/publisher making an exclusive streaming deal with one provider, and I'm sure some do.

 

 

But given the choice of (a) an artist explicitly deciding to allow his tunes to be streamed on all services EXCEPT one; or (b) a database error that makes it look like permissions changed, well, (b) seems way more likely.

 

 

CLEARLY it's sometimes the result of an error - I've reported instances to all four services that I suspected were data bugs, and most of them got resolved, presumably by DBAs and not lawyers.

 

 

And again, ALL the music subscription services have these issues - I have no idea how complicated it is to track the legal intricacies of millions of songs, but I bet it's WAY more complicated than I could imagine it to be.  But the default way they all handle them ("That's just the way subscription services work, publishers are whimsical and capricious") is unfortunate.  Admitting to a data bug might undermine customer confidence in the app or the service, but the default explanation undermines confidence in the entire business model, which is way worse.  (When an airline has a crash, they don't just shrug and say "Eh, air travel is inherently unsafe" - they say, "Here's what happened, here's why it happened, here's the steps we're taking so it will never happen again.")

 

 

My fond wish for this (and maybe it's impossible, but I bet it's only hard) is that the subscription services would find a way to distinguish between a real publishing take-down request and a data bug - and surface that information to someone who could act on it.  Maybe someday...

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gccengineering
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I see you're taking down playlists too.   Just quit it or you will lose subscribers.    I am about to unsubscribe to your services starting next year and move to Groove Shark where I can get the best VIP treatment! 

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gccengineering
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You're no longer going to soon have rights to my premium subscriptions.   I am cancelling very soon and subscribing to something else. 

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