Hundreds of K-pop songs removed earlier this month on Spotify will now return to the platform after a new global licensing agreement.
Swedish audio streaming service Spotify and South Korean entertainment company Kakao M reached a new deal after a bitter dispute that ensued when their licensing deal expired.
“We are pleased that Kakao M entertainment’s content and artists are back on Spotify, allowing our 345M+ global listeners across 170 countries to once again enjoy the music they love,” a Spotify spokesperson said.
“We are delighted that our Korean listeners will now also be able to enjoy this local music alongside our 70 million+ songs and 4 billion+ playlists.”
Both parties confirmed that the songs earlier removed would be available on Spotify globally.
“Finally, we can listen to the song on Spotify again. Thank you for all your support and interest,” twitter user @younhaholic said in a tweet.
Finally, we can listen to the song on Spotify again. Thank you all for your support and interest
— YOUNHA (@younhaholic) March 11, 2021
Hundreds of K-pop songs, including tracks from Kpop stars IU, AOA, Cherry Bullet and MOMOLAND, disappeared from Spotify on March 1. Arvee Christine R. Biscocho