Why is "run this town" by Jay Z deleted from Spotify?

Solved!
Reply

Why is "run this town" by Jay Z deleted from Spotify?

Rosaliedeflon
Newbie
This is one of my favorite songs and I hear it on repeat everyday. I woke up today and saw it was gone. The song is not even on YouTube. Can someone please tell me why it's gone?
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Solution!

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @Rosaliedeflon

 

Jay Z decided to remove his own music from Spotify:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15225406/jay-z-catalog-pulled-apple-music-spotify-tidal

 

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. Make sure to go in settings and check for the setting that shows unavailable songs.

MattSudaRock Star 24
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

View solution in original post

2 Replies

Hubo
Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @Rosaliedeflon! Welcome to the community!

Spotify would love to have every song available everywhere. However, things can be a bit complicated due to licensing issues. Spotify is always working on getting artists aboard. In the meanwhile, you can ask the artist why their music isn't on Spotify yet. I'll be here if you have any other questions.

 

Have a great weekend! 🙂

HuboRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.
Solution!

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey @Rosaliedeflon

 

Jay Z decided to remove his own music from Spotify:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15225406/jay-z-catalog-pulled-apple-music-spotify-tidal

 

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. Make sure to go in settings and check for the setting that shows unavailable songs.

MattSudaRock Star 24
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

View solution in original post

SUGGESTED POSTS