But don`t you think it would be good idea to notice your subscribers somehow when a song is removed? Like for example, a "greyed out" version of the songs in the playlist for a limited time or even better, a email notification whenever a song is removed.
The way Spotify does it now, there is no way to know which song(s) are removed and it shouldn`t be like this.
Ok, so i just found out that there is a setting to show songs no longer avaliable but it appears that this setting is set to off as default. But when i switched it on, i can now see those the songs that has been removed from my playlists.
Would still prefer some sort of notification though when songs are removed.
@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
Ugh, I just discovered that this happened to me. A whole bunch of the music I use for listening to when writing just isn't there. And I can't possibly remember it all or go looking up an entire group and poke through every single album trying to find it so I can look it up on Youtube. I can't possibly remember everything that was in my playlist and the name of the song and the artist. That's ridiculous.
If you MUST remove music for copyright reasons, can you at least leave the song (unplayable) in the playlist? Something that says 'this song isn't available right now'????
That way at least people can look up the song on other media or purchase it instead of just guessing what was in their playlist.
I personally find it hard to believe that most of The Young Tradition's songs and all of Hanging Johnny's suddenly developed copyright issues.
Can I ask if "Givin me what they want" feat Prince by Janelle Monae was taken down due to the Prince estate contracts or is it just out of respect. It's an important song on the album "Electric Lady" by Janelle Monae and I'm curious why it's missing.
I mean the music industry is too large/complicated to predict when a contract is up or a lawyer is hired to enforce copyright laws. You are paying for service that has a certain fluidity to it, and all streaming services have this snag. It's unfortunate but most streaming services have a similar catalogue and switching services might be a fruitless endeavor. Even more complicated is the fact that artists get measly royalties or none at all, so there is little incentive to keep music on streaming services especially if it's an active part in lowering album sales. A small solution for consumers would be for Spotify to show the tracks that are removed to give customers the knowledge on what tracks are or aren't available.
It is frustrating but these services have little control over what gets taken away and it certainly isn't arbitrary. These are certainly complex issues but there aren't many alternatives unless Spotify were to be blatantly unethical and keep up tracks despite the conflict that these artists and labels have with the copyright infringement that streaming services have previously (and sometimes unknowingly) violated.