Spotify Removes various Bollywood Songs

Some popular shows, including Makhna, Zaalima, and Kala Chashma, have been taken from the service.

Spotify removes certain Bollywood songs
Spotify removes certain Bollywood songs

After last week’s unsuccessful discussions for a renewal of their license deal, Spotify withdrew the entirety of Zee Music Company’s Bollywood music collection. And with this Spotify removes certain Bollywood songs.

Fans of Bollywood did not take it well, and many took to social media to express their disgust, with some going so far as to threaten to terminate their membership in the music streaming service altogether.

Jersey (2022) and Drive (2019)’s “Makhna” and “Raees” (2017)’s “Zaalima” were both culled for their respective songs. Veere Di Wedding (2018), Gully Boy (2019), and Kalank (2019) are just a few of the films whose soundtracks have been removed.

A supporter expressed their disappointment with the decision on the social networking site. Is Spotify picking a fight with Bollywood? When will they stop removing virtually all of the music? And Kala Chashma and Daaru Desi, what do they have against them? See what others are saying on Twitter.

Another person stated that this had “ruined their week.” The removal of Nagada Sang Dhol and dozens of other Bollywood songs from Spotify has wrecked my week.

As Spotify removes certain Bollywood songs, fans are shocked and upset over it.


A user, though, warned listeners that internet streaming systems should “never replace physical collections.”

The streaming platform’s website contains a notice stating that it does not offer access to all music and podcasts on the globe. Similar to Netflix, it negotiates license agreements with publishers and rights holders to allow internet streaming of their music recordings.

The year prior, Zee Music did not extend its license arrangement with the music application Gaana and severed connections with the company. A few months later, Gaana transitioned to a subscription-only model. The producing firm has 93,6 million YouTube followers. It ranks second on YouTube behind T-Series, which has 239 million users.

Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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