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I'm making Discord music bot. Is direct playback of Spotify song in Discord voice channel permitted?

I'm making Discord music bot. Is direct playback of Spotify song in Discord voice channel permitted?

Plan

Free

Country

India

Device

Desktop

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

As most Discord users know, Rythm and Groovy, 2 of the largest music bots on Discord, have received cease and desist orders from YouTube, forcing them to shut down their services. I myself was developing a Discord bot at the time, which had music-related commands. But, after the shut down of the 2 bots, I wondered how I was going to make my music commands, because, if my bot ever became well-known, YouTube would come for me next. So, I cannot use YouTube as a music source. I am a long time Spotify user, and hence wondered if I could use Spotify instead of YouTube for playback of music. Please let me know if it is permitted or not.

Thank you.

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I'm 100% sure that's not allowed

You cannot access a raw audio stream using the Spotify web API or any other developer facilities. You can only control playback on native Spotify clients.

Is there any other source I can use for my bot? (not YouTube, obviously)

I'm pretty sure any source which does allow it is illegal, music is copyrighted and you can't use it in such a use case to provide it for free to an unlimited amount of users (unless you have a custom contract with each music label)

what if you didnt launch the bot publicly like mee6 or rythm and kept it private for you and a couple of friends?

 

I could, but the plan is to release it publicly

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