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Why Did Hundreds of K-Pop Songs Suddenly Disappear From Spotify?

Why Did Hundreds of K-Pop Songs Suddenly Disappear From Spotify?

All over the world, K-pop fans are known for their fervent enthusiasm and unlikely political activism, united by a dedication to their K-pop idols that transcends language barriers. But if you’re a K-pop fan living outside South Korea, you might have awoken this morning to half of your K-pop tracks erased from Spotify playlists. Turns out, this unwelcome surprise was a result of failed negotiations between Spotify and Kakao M, the top music distributor in South Korea. Needless to say, K-pop fans around the world are devastated. Some noted that K-pop artists may be limited in their international reach as a result of this policy change.