One Track of Taylor Swift Wrongly Reappeared on SpotifyAdded: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Spotify users could notice that one song of Taylor Swift from her 2012 album Red was briefly back on Spotify. However, it wasn’t even marked as her song – the copyright attributed to pedophile former rock star Ian Watkins and his band, Lostprophets.
The song “I Knew You Were Trouble” had been live on Spotify for a few days. Despite being attributed to Lostprophets, it featured 39,681,189 plays according to Spotify’s own public play count, which means that the system correctly linked the track to the previous copy correctly attributed to Taylor Swift. As you can understand, Lostprophets can’t be that popular to get 40m plays, and the vast majority of them came from Swift’s legitimate version.
Once Spotify was questioned about the situation, the track was taken down – after sitting at the top of Lostprophet’s charts without any acknowledgement of Taylor Swift. The artwork of the single represented a screenshot of Canadian cartoon Scaredy Squirrel with Lostprophets logo.
Moreover, as a result, the track also reappeared on Taylor Swift’s own Spotify page, which was only used for her contributions to movie soundtracks and other compilations, because the singer pulled her own music from Spotify. Surprisingly enough, the Lostprophets-attributed version of the track has been floating around the web for more than a month. In fact, the song was uploaded to YouTube by some user, who has uploaded similar mislabeled tracks to his channel, including a recording of Ice Ice Baby attributed to Eminem.
The YouTube video of “I Knew You Were Trouble” has a link to an Amazon Music page with the exhortation to pre-order “the last song they ever recorded”. It should be noted that the Amazon version of the song also went live on 4 December, and it can be found on the iTunes store.
In respond, Spotify commented the situation as “very weird”, explaining that this particular song was delivered to the service by a provider, whose responsibility it is to ensure that the content is properly licensed and in compliance with Spotify’s Infringement Policy. The company assured that it would immediately take down any tracks that are found to be incorrectly licensed or attributed to the incorrect artist. Indeed, “I Knew You Were Trouble” was removed once it was discovered (3 days after it was delivered), and the streaming service promised to escalate the matter with the provider who delivered the song.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
|Who cares, all can download that shit straight from YouTube or torrents!|
|That spotify is a "legal" music platform and the all goods use it.|
To good to torrent ect. Before I learned about torrents I used Last.FM and crap like it. What a revelation torrenting was and is. I cant imagine any other way now. But there are still alot of peeps out there that dont torrent.
|if these dickheads can't sort out copyright issues , why are the general public being hounded about it ?|
shame on media control organisations who pursecute end users when legitimate users are being ripped off with replacement trash !!
no wonder i love ET......
|I would never download her crap POP-COUNTRY music even if|
it were free. Metal rules bitches!
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