It’s been two months since Spotify launched its music streaming service in India. However, things aren’t shaping the best way possible for Spotify as it has now lost access to one of India’s oldest record label – Saregama.
Spotify has now confirmed that it will remove all the songs to whose rights are owned by Saregama India and it will do so inside the next ten days. The move comes after Saregama had sought an injunction against the music streaming company for avoiding further use of its songs.
Based on the filing on the court, Spotify had previously started negotiating the terms to license Saregama’s catalogue, which is home to 120,000 songs, before Spotify’s release in India. However, talks broke down and both parties weren’t able to finalise a deal, soon after which Saregama asked Spotify to take down the licensed music library from Spotify’s servers.
As a reply, Spotify has agreed to take down the library in the next ten days, though another hearing is set for May 5.
Currently, Spotify is offering a monthly subscription plan of Rs 119 and a yearly subscription of Rs 1,189. The Premium plan offers high quality 320 kbps music, offline listening, ad-free playback, exclusive first-hand content upon release and the ability to play any track without Shuffle Play across Android, iOS, Windows and Mac. You can view the difference between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium subscriptions here.