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Posted by olmal Sunday, February 28, 2021

Kakao M trends on Twitter after they remove their songs from Spotify

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Kakao M is trending on Twitter after they removed their songs from Spotify

On March 1st KST, a Tweet reporting all songs distributed by Kakao M have been removed from Spotify sent K-Pop lovers around the globe into a frenzy. Artists who distribute their own songs were not affected but many popular K-Pop artists including Seventeen, IU, MONSTA X, MAMAMOO, and Epik High were affected by this change. All songs from these groups released via Kakao M are no longer available for streaming on Spotify.

This seems to be a result of a disagreement between Kakao M and Spotify who recently launched its service in South Korea. Neither Spotify nor Kakao M has released an official statement regarding this issue. 

Netizens also shared their thoughts following Tablo's tweet above, commenting

"Spotify's retaliation started smh."

"Kakao M wth give me my IU songs back"

"Well, you can't blame just one of them. They are both chasing strategies to maximize their own profits."

"I agree with Tablo 100%. Artists and their fans are suffering from their stupid managerial decisions."

"So the bottom line is, Kakao M who owns Melon, refused to stream their songs on Spotify Korea, so Spotify removed all Kakao M's songs on their platform globally?"

"Wow that's petty of Spotify and stupid of Kakao M" 

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kimjiwoochuu
kimjiwoochuu2,084 pts Sunday, February 28, 2021 2
Sunday, February 28, 2021

the infinity war of kpop happened in a flash-💀

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pinupgirl158
pinupgirl1581,122 pts Sunday, February 28, 2021 0
Sunday, February 28, 2021

These labels are the ones who are forcing other people to result to piracy. They should come to an agreement. They also need to suck it in sometimes. If all the other artists in the rest of the world are able to deal with Spotify, they shouldn't be entitled to whatever Korean monopoly they're into. Stop the greed and just let KPOP live in peace.

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