Removed/Disappearing Spotify Songs

Removed/Disappearing Spotify Songs


My Question or Issue


This has been going on for years now; Spotify keeps removing songs randomly. It must be because of licensing or disagreements with the artists etc. Whatever the reason, the users should be notified when these are removed if we have the songs in our libraries, liked songs or playlists. It's incredibly frustrating paying for a music service that can just mess about with your library without your knowing. 


The song, or album, or EP you remove may be someones favourite and without them knowing it's gone from their collection. This wouldn't happen back with physical buys and iTunes etc, but that's all dead now.


I understand contracts or agreements with artists may change and for whatever reason the songs have to be removed, but I just think there should be feature where the person with those songs in their library are then notified. As they might then look to replace it on a YouTube playlist or even buy/download it.


However if they don't know, they can't do this. They just have to randomly stumble across the missing content or figure it out down the line, which isn't ideal for anyone.


I know you don't want to highlight your problems, like losing music but the users should know what's going on with the music and the libraries their paying for because these are essentially lifetime subscriptions to make up for these no existent physical libraries. 


Give us the notifications - make it happen!

1 Reply


Hit here @jordansearle8,

Thank you for reaching out here in the Community.


We understand how this would be useful, but currently due to how content distribution on Spotify is set up, this is not possible. It would also require a great amount of resources to check each of our over 356 million users libraries for this, which is not something we have the capacity to do at this moment.


We hope that you understand. Hopefully, this will change in the future.


Take care!

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