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Why can't i find certain songs I used to listen to?

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Why can't i find certain songs I used to listen to?

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I noticed recently that some songs that I've saved to my library haven't been cropping up on shuffle as frequently, so feeling like listening to them,I searched for them in my library but they were no longer there. I also tried to look for them in the general search and on the artists' page but the songs aren't there anymore. I know that some artists don't put their content on spotify at all or remove some albums and etc, but these are just single songs? The albums they came from are still available to listen to. For example, I can no longer find these songs on spotify: 3005 by childish gambino and fat bottomed girls and another one bites the dust by queen. Is this common? I'd really love if I could have them in my library again! 

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@chloes15 There are a few reasons that could happen. Sometimes there can be single versions that become unavailable while there may be other versions that are available. 

 

Spotify wants people to enjoy an expanding library of over 30 million tracks but individual copyright decisions aren't theirs to make. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to get them added:

 

Hope that helps! ^_^

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I searched and the songs are available for me in the USA. It might be that the songs are no longer available in your country anymore.

 

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.

Spotify adds thousands of albums and artists are added every day. If you can't find an artist you're looking for, they may appear (or reappear if removed) soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact the artist or their label to ask when they plan to be on Spotify.

You can find out more information here

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Same thing keeps happening to me and it’s very random! They are songs that may not even be singles/hits but I cant find them

either and I’m dying to listen to them! Did you ever figure out the issue? 

@lilyghz @chloes15 When you turn on the 'show unavailable songs in playlists' setting, does the song appear greyed out for you?

See It's Happened To Me, It Might Just Be A Glitch In The Library. They Usually Stop Glitching After Awhile But If It Keeps Happening Then Just Stay Off Of Spotify For Awhile Then Go Back On.

Hi Matt! 

 

I Went to Settings and this is a screenshot of what it looks like now. The thing is these songs were available when I downloaded them originally and I used to listen to them frequently. Now when it’s on shuffle it will pop up but move right past the song and I can’t find it when I scroll my playlist or search. So weird I know! 

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That's Weird Because All I Had To Do Was Stay Off Of Spotify For Awhile And It Went Away.

Okay- now that I’ve slid the button to show “unavailable songs” it looks like those songs ARE currently unavailable...? Why would that be? Can that change? 

 

Thank you!

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@chloes15 There are a few reasons that could happen. Sometimes there can be single versions that become unavailable while there may be other versions that are available. 

 

Spotify wants people to enjoy an expanding library of over 30 million tracks but individual copyright decisions aren't theirs to make. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to get them added:

 

Hope that helps! ^_^

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