Popular tracks like “Malhari” from Bajirao Mastani and the entire album of Kalank are among the songs that were removed from the app. This has led to users expressing their anger and disappointment on social media platforms such as Twitter.
@spotifyindia can’t you give us a week notice before abruptly removing bollywood songs & destroying our playlists because you couldn’t secure rights? Who’s gonna remember all the songs for me now? Eminem? @SpotifyNews @SpotifyUSA #spotify #Bollywood @viceindia #bringbackthesongs
— Jugal Jain (@jain_jugal) March 21, 2023
After Spotify removing many Bollywood songs…
Users be like pic.twitter.com/l0bO9PTQMO
— MemeOverlord (@MemeOverlord_kk) March 20, 2023
What is wrong with you Spotify??? Why have you removed so many Bollywood songs??? 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/mHw0CSKbOJ
— Madhav (@madhavseth2) March 18, 2023
That’s it I’m moving to Apple Music, can’t believe #spotify has took down all Bollywood songs I’m crying #AppleMusic
— certibrownboyagain (@certibrownboyx2) March 19, 2023
One user tweeted, “@spotifyindia can’t you give us a week’s notice before abruptly removing bollywood songs & destroying our playlists because you couldn’t secure rights? One user exclaimed, “Am I supposed to rely on Eminem to keep track of all my favorite songs now?” Meanwhile, another user expressed concern, “If Spotify keeps removing Bollywood tracks, how am I going to add that perfect romantic touch to my life?”In response to the situation, Spotify stated that it would make good faith attempts to find a creative solution with Zee Music, the owners of the removed songs. However, it is unclear when the removed songs will be added back to the app.
This sudden removal of songs has caused inconvenience for many users who had spent hours creating playlists and downloading their favorite Bollywood songs. The situation has brought attention to the need for better communication between music streaming platforms and the owners of the tracks to avoid such situations in the future.
Q1. What happened to the Bollywood songs on Spotify?
A: Spotify removed hundreds of Bollywood songs from its app after its agreement with the owners of the tracks expired, leading to frustration among users.
Q2. Will the removed Bollywood songs be added back to Spotify?
A: It is uncertain when the removed Bollywood songs will be added back to Spotify, but the company stated that it would continue “good faith” attempts to find a “creative solution” with the owners of the tracks.
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