Kakao M Removes Its Kpop Catalogue From Spotify GLOBALLY, Fans Furious

Published Categorized as Kpop

You are no longer able to listen to some of your favorite Kpop acts on Spotify!

Considered one of the biggest and most popular streaming services in the world, Spotify holds about 35% share of the global music streaming market, however, that just dropped because you can no longer find some of the biggest kpop acts music on this platform.

UPDATE 1: Spotify Confirms Hundreds Of Kpop Groups And Soloists Songs Are Removed From Their Platform, Here Is Why

UPDATE 2: Kakao M Provides Statement On Why Many Kpop Song Are No Longer On Spotify

A couple of hours ago, fans began noticing that K-Pop songs distributed by Kakao M have been removed from all Spotify territories globally.

Kakao M owns Melon and Melon is South Korea’s largest music subscription service. As many fans are already aware, Spotify has launched its platform in South Korea recently and has become a direct competitor of the music market that Melon and Genie have dominated for years. Fans have noticed that since day one, no one in South Korea could listen to Kpop music on Spotify Korea.

As a result of the disagreement, you can longer listen to any song distributed through Kakao M since 2019, the kpop acts and groups include:

  • MAMAMOO
  • SEVENTEEN
  • IU
  • MONSTA X
  • GFRIEND
  • The Boyz
  • LOONA
  • Sunmi
  • (G)I-DLE
  • BtoB
  • Apink
  • P1Harmony
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Epik High
  • SISTAR
  • CRAVITY
  • Cosmic Girls

As of yet, neither Spotify nor Kakao M has issued a comment on the matter.

Tablo shed some light on the issue and its apparently due to a disagreement between the two parties, he tweeted,

As you’d expect, Kpop fans all around the world are furious with the decision, Spotify and Kakao M are trending worldwide on twitter, fans demand the kpop songs to be back on the platform and are afraid of how it’ll affect future kpop releases for many idols and groups such as IU who is set to comeback in the coming days.

What are your thoughts on this?

By Kevin Miller

My name is Kevin Miller and I am responsible for writing Kpop content on Jazminemedia.com~ I have been a fan of Kpop since 2014 and I am a multi-stan

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