Spotify removes K-pop music licensed by Kakao M after deal expires, fans upset


Music by K-Pop artistes under Kakao M has become unavailable on Spotify due to the end of a licensing agreement. — AFP Relaxnews

Music by the likes of K-pop artistes such as Epik High, IU, Seventeen and more have become unavailable for streaming on Spotify after the company failed to reach an agreement for a new licensing deal with distributor Kakao M.

The company confirmed in a statement to website NME that music by artistes under Kakao M’s catalogue are no longer available to users worldwide from March 1 as its licensing deal has ended.

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