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Thread #173236   Message #4201132
Posted By: GUEST,Rossey
17-Apr-24 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Spotify has removed loads of folk music
Subject: RE: Tech: Spotify has removed loads of folk music
Yes, James Phillips.. Google, Spotify and AI (sic), haven't altogether learned to differentiate between a Jazz Saxophonist Ronnie Ross and my brother kilt wearing MOR/Country/folk singing/accordion player Ronnie Ross.   Nor is it always seeing the difference between a cheesy tartan wearing Scotsman named Carl Wilson, and the Beach Boy Carl Wilson.   However the biggest annoyance for me with Spotify, is their putting on engine search pages headed 'Song and lyrics by...' with the recording artist being implied as being the writer, irrespective of who actually wrote the song.   This runs a horse and coach through composition/authorship copyright and paternity rights, even if metadata supplied when you click on is correct. This affects millions of songs.. but not one person or organisation from the music industry has moved to stop it.   All they are obsessed with is streaming royalties, not historical truth and protecting songwriters' paternity rights. The industry bodies are dogs with little teeth, who beg for scraps at the feet of Spotify and their ilk.