Spotify has removed hundreds of Bollywood songs from its music app, according to a report by BBC. Spotify has disclosed that it could not reach an agreement with the owners of the tracks, Zee Music, for the renewal of the licensing agreement after the old one expired.
Tracks including Malhari from Bajirao Mastani, Kala Chashma from Baar Baar Dekho, and the title track of Kalank were reportedly taken down from the app.
Spotify said it “tried to find creative ways to strike a deal with Zee Music and will continue our good faith negotiations in hopes of finding a mutually agreeable solution soon.”
Social media users took to Twitter and expressed concern.