Songs have to be licensed to appear on YouTube Music - any streaming service actually - and those licenses sometimes expire. If this happens, it will disappear from the platform.
What is this? The reason some of the songs in your playlists show as unavailable is because that particular video is not considered the “official” source.
Sometimes it is only available in certain countries, while access is blocked to others. The reason is that the artist or their music label has decided to remove it from Spotify. The availability of music on Spotify is up to the artist and their music label. Spotify has no control over what content is available.
Spotify claimed this was an attempt to fight artificial streaming numbers. In their responses to disgruntled artists on Twitter they stated, “This may be a result of our efforts to protect against artificial streaming — and is not related to what distributor you use.” The key word here to note is “efforts”.
Those three have joined in solidarity with Young in support of stopping harmful misinformation about COVID-19 by removing their records from the streaming platform. That includes recordings of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Crosby & Nash, as well as Crosby and Stills's solo projects.
Some songs that you see on YouTube may not be available on YouTube Music. This can have technical, legal or licensing reasons. If you're missing a certain song or video, make sure to send feedback to YouTube directly and let them know of the particular issue.
Google is planning to shift its free YouTube Music tier into an audio-only experience. It will allow background listening for unpaid users, but limit video playback to Premium subscribers. The change, scheduled for Nov.
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Log out and log back in. One of the first things that you can do is to log out of your Google account, restart your device and then log back in. Check if this quick workaround solved the problem and YouTube Music automatically renders the next song in the queue now.
Will my fans pay to use YouTube Music? YouTube Music is free to download and use. Viewers can also use a YouTube Music Premium membership to get ad-free videos and download music to listen offline, in the background, or without video.
Swift explained her decision to remove her music catalog from Spotify in an interview with Yahoo. “I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music,” she said.
Spotify has indeed lost billions of dollars over the years, a streak that continued in 2021: For the full year, the company booked net losses of $38.8 million on $11 billion in revenue, according to its latest earnings report released yesterday.
Jay Z owns the rival music streaming service Tidal. Z's solo work disappeared from both Apple and Spotify in April 2017, but was quickly restored to Apple Music — not so with Spotify.