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TheSlickOne
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Is there an update on Warner music case in India? When will all the songs be available in India? Most of the songs I listen to, have been unavailable since a long time and I'm still waiting for them to be available. 

An update on this issue would be nice. 

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Peter
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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for inquiring into this matter.

We're happy to report that Spotify users in India can access music from Warner Music Group artists.

 

Happy listening!

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shriram1510
Casual Listener

Plan 

Premium

Country

India

Device

One plus 6

Operating System

Android

 

My Question or Issue

Hello, I'm aware that Spotify had legal issues with Warner music and Saregama while launching in India in March 2019. However, 6 months down the line, I still see all those songs missing from Spotify. This is very disappointing from Spotify. 

 

Can you guys at least give a timeline on when will it be sorted or if at all will be sorted? After subscribing for premium services, having these issues for 6 months is not what is expected. So please give a timeline on this. 

 

 

 

nikhilweee
Casual Listener

Hi @shriram1510, I don't think anyone from Spotify will ever be in a situation to provide an update on the matter unless they have acquired the required licences. That being said, even I'm a premium subscriber and I'm **bleep** off to the core about Spotify still not having more than 25% of the world's music. I think we've given them enough time to sort it out but since they've been disappointing, I'm thinking of moving away from the platform. I suggest you do the same.

shriram1510
Casual Listener

Agree with you. The same issues persisting 6 months post launch is very disappointing. This is especially given all other streaming services do not have the issue with Warner. Very disappointing from Spotify to say the least. 

OneByBoo
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Hey there @shriram1510,

thanks for posting !

 

We want all the world’s music and podcasts on Spotify, but availability can vary over time and between countries, depending on the permissions from rights holders.

We add new content to Spotify every day, so if you can’t find something you’re looking for right now, it may appear (or reappear) soon.

 

Let me know if you have any further questions 🙂

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shriram1510
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hey thanks for replying. i understand that. can you give a timeline by which the issue with warner will be solved? 

R2D2
Regular

Ok Spotify, it is now 9 months since your launch in India and I don't see a famous music label's catalog available to stream in my country. What's going on?! Several other (you know who) streaming services in India have got their act together. What ails Spotify India?!

 

I really love Spotify but with so many options available (without gaping holes in the online catalog) the missing music will be a serious wet blanket when my annual prepaid subscription comes up for renewal in the next few months. I paid upfront for the whole year the day Spotify launched and have subsequently thought of migrating to the family plan. But then I am holding back to see how things unfold. Please resolve this Warner Bros licensing issue because it has now become a turn-off for music lovers intending to subscribe to Spotify premium. And yeah, there is lossless streaming but then that's a different topic. 

 

R2D2
Regular

Oh-k people! According to press reports Spotify seems to have reached some licensing agreement with Warner Chappell which includes India. Here's hoping I see my favourite bands/tracks from Warner Bros catalog online.

 

Spotify, Warner Chappell Music Deal Supports Global Growth In Streaming 

ritesh_singh
Casual Listener
Keeping my fingers crossed. Will check the catalogue after it refreshes

R2D2
Regular

No change in the catalog. Obviously this 'deal' with Warner Chappell hasn't brought me the music that I love. Unfortunately my account is prepaid till Q1 2021.

 

But I had also signed up for a separate Spotify account for the family, I will probably cancel that and opt for a family subscription with Google Play Music/YT Premium or even Apple Music Family. To **bleep** with Spotify. They don't deserve more money from me until this mess is sorted out.

ritesh_singh
Casual Listener

I loved Spotify when I lived in the US and kept checking online to see if Spotify would ever launch in India, once I moved. Was so bitterly disappointed when I saw so many of my favourite songs missing. I subscribed for 6 months, but had to get rid of my subscription when I saw no movement on this issue. Not even an assurance that Spotify is working on it. Am now on an Amazon music subscriber. Don't like the app or the interface, but at least they have my songs. 

R2D2
Regular
I don't think they have a plan, we just need to wait till they eventually sort it out. There hasn't been a single reaction to my post from Spotify's staff members on this community board. And that is telling.

I renewed my subscription by prepaying for 1 more year in the hope that Spotify and Warner will sort out their issues in 2020. In the meantime I listen to missing tracks on Google Play and Apple Music among other services. The Spotify experience has been pretty disappointing thus far.

kvbkiran
Regular

Plan

Used to be premium but not anymore

Country

India

 

My Question or Issue

Its been around a year Spotify came to India but till now lot of songs are not available in India most of the Warner chapel songs are blocked because of some law suit action on Spotify. As it is removed now they said that they are going to update everyday with some songs but i don't see any of those songs to be available soon.

Just because of this so many people are not going for subscription and I'm one of them.

Is it possible that you will add all songs(i mean the library you are offering in other countries) soon ?

igetemotional
Casual Listener

There was news in January 2020 (link) that Spotify and Warner signed a new global licensing deal, ending its dispute in India.

 

This dispute has been a known reason for unavailability of some songs in India since Spotify's launch (link).

 

However, as of March 2020, the artists which used to be unavailable are still unavailable.

 

When does the agreement come into effect?

Crioslept
Visitor
  1. According to several news websites Spotify India has apparently resolved the lawsuit regarding the licensing of the Warner Chappell songs. So in effect the unavailable songs should appear in Spotify. But in reality it's not. I have cross checked various artists I knew which were unavailable before and they are still unavailable now. So here are my questions in chronological order - 
  2. 1. Has the deal really happened?
  3. 2. If the deal did take place, when are the songs gonna made available for people in India to listen?
  4. 3. Does the deal cover all of Warner Chappell catalog or rather some parts of it?
  5. A factual reply from Spotify authorities regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated. 

AKM117
Casual Listener
Isn't the deal with Warner Chappel made again? Doesn't that mean the music should return soon?

TheSlickOne
Regular

utkat
Visitor

I can see The Doors songs are available. Few of Led Zeppelin songs are available now. I guess they're doing them in batches. Finally.

zam597
Regular

All songs are now available! F*** yessss

ronisn
Visitor
They’re missing major artists like dua lipa, panic! at the disco, twenty one pilots. Even Led Zeppelin is unavailable. This is unacceptable considering other music services have all those artists and cost the same or even less.

Ivan
Moderator
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Hey folks, 

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community.
 

Spotify works hard to constantly add music to its content database. We want all the world’s music and podcasts on Spotify, but availability can vary over time and between countries, depending on the permissions from rights holders, such as artists or record labels.

 

We add new content to Spotify every day, so if you can’t find something you’re looking for right now, it may appear (or reappear) soon.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions. 

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zam597
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Thanks for nothing, Ivan, that response was absolutely meaningless. How hard is it for Spotify to issue a public statement with a timeline to add all the missing music. Spotify's customer service in India has been abysmal since it launched here.

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