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Song removals from Spotify

Song removals from Spotify

I am getting really sick of songs on my playlists disappearing.  I know this is probably happening because of licensing issues with song or recording copyright holders and is not Spotify's direct fault per se.  But it is very frustrating and, if more effort cannot be made by Spotify to stop it happening, it seems to me to be a large flaw in the whole 'streaming' idea.

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Hey @mrbleaney


The reason is that the artist or their music label has likely decided to remove it from Spotify.

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.

The songs/albums will still be shown in your playlists so you can keep track of them, but they will be greyed out and unplayable. Make sure to go in settings and check for the setting that shows unavailable songs.

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I know all of that, I'm just saying it's annoying and frustrating and a flaw in the whole streaming concept (and yes my seetings mean I can see which songs are unavailable when they become available). 


Btw you may not be a Spotify employee but you certainly sound like one!

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