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Thread #173236   Message #4201543
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Apr-24 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Spotify has removed loads of folk music
Subject: RE: Tech: Spotify has removed loads of folk music
Juke boxes had track totalizers. The old guy that came in twice a month to change the records did not care what anybody thought they liked, or not. Pareto has not changed even one little bit (or byte) since. It has always been all about the 'hits.'

This thread: I maintain a large (600+ song) playlist of folk music on Spotify. There's a wide plethora of Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh folk music on there. Suddenly over the last few days, dozens of the tracks have disappeared from Spotify and are showing as greyed out in the playlist....

And: ...But this is not some mass protest or statement against Spotify - that would probably entail artists taking down their entire catalog like Joni Mitchell did a few years ago. This is partial pulling of one or two albums from artists' catalogs.

And as it turns out, we don't actually know what the problem is/was, bad policy or just an app hiccup. Was your digital juke box even plugged in and turned on?

Calling for connsumers that don't subscribe to boycott tracks that are not available isn't going to impress the bots sorting through Spotify's +50K uploads/day.