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Why was BABYMETAL's album taken off spotify?

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Why was BABYMETAL's album taken off spotify?

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BABYMETAL's first studio album "BABYMETAL" was taken off spotify, but their live album is still up, anyone know why?

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Re: Why was BABYMETAL's album taken off spotify?

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Hi there and welcome to the community,

 

Spotify adds all music available to them. Unfortunately,sometimes the artist/label don’t want certain tracks/album on spotify, which is why they can’t be found.

 

You can read more about missing music in the music FAQ.Take particular note of the fifth point.


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Re: Why was BABYMETAL's album taken off spotify?

Casual Listener

It'd be nice to be informed about this when it happens. I was sat on a train with sketchy internet, listening to my offline version of the album. Whenever the internet did connect, it'd take away one or two of the songs from the playlist.

 

It was pretty annoying, and made for a songless journey.

 

It can't be hard to do a sweep and see who has these songs in their playlists? It has broken some of the trust I had in Spotify, as I now don't know which of my playlists are safe from being ruined, or even, if they have already been ruined.

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@Cliffmaus

 

Spotify has nothing to see in the decision to remove songs/albums from the service.

 

That's a choice of the labels or artists or rights owners.

 

That can happen from one day to another without any warning.

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Cliffmaus You can try to write directly to label/artist about why they decided to remove album from spotify.

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Casual Listener

But Spotify are aware that the items have been removed right?

 

They could drop us a note to say - "Hey, by the way, you've lost a bunch of the music you listen to regularly because the artist has chosen to remove it from Spotify. We didn't ask them why they wanted to remove it, because why would we want to know? Feel free to ask them yourselves."

 

Seems like common courtesy to update us a little more when it happens, even if they can't preemptively inform us. 

 

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Re: Why was BABYMETAL's album taken off spotify?

Newbie

I BARELY noticed it was removed. I think it has to do with them working out a deal with Sony to re-release their album in the US. Only thing I can think of that's happened recently. Surprised you only had two of their songs, the whole album is awesome! 🙂

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