Spotify intends to ‘Shut’ the (White) Noise Off from the Platform

The move has been welcomed by some music industry insiders. They say that it is important for Spotify to crack down on copyright infringement

Ridha Fathima
Ridha Fathima September 5, 2023
Updated 2023/09/05 at 12:59 PM

Spotify is taking steps to crack down on “white noise” playlists, which are designed to help users fall asleep or relax. The company says that these playlists are often filled with copyrighted music, and that they are not being properly licensed. “We want to make sure that our users are listening to music that is properly licensed,” said a Spotify spokesperson. “We are taking steps to remove white noise playlists that are not in compliance with our terms of service.”

White noise playlists are typically made up of instrumental tracks that are designed to be calming and soothing. They are often used by people who are trying to fall asleep or relax. However, Spotify says that many of these playlists are actually infringing on copyrights. This is because they often contain tracks that have been taken from other albums or songs. Spotify is now working to remove these playlists from its platform. The company says that it is working with copyright holders to identify and remove infringing content. “This is a positive step by Spotify,” said one music industry lawyer. “It is important for music creators to be compensated for their work.” However, some users have expressed concerns about the move. They say that white noise playlists are a valuable resource for people who are trying to fall asleep or relax.

Spotify has said that it is committed to providing users with a variety of content. The company says that it will continue to offer white noise playlists, but that they will be made up of tracks that are properly licensed. The move to crack down on white noise playlists is just the latest in a series of steps that Spotify has taken to address copyright concerns. In recent years, the company has also removed a number of other playlists that were found to be infringing on copyrights. Spotify is not the only streaming service that has been grappling with copyright issues. In recent years, a number of other streaming services have also been sued by copyright holders. The issue of copyright infringement is a complex one, and it is likely to continue to be a challenge for streaming services in the years to come.

Overall, the move by Spotify to crack down on white noise playlists is a significant one. It could have a major impact on the streaming industry, and it could also have a negative impact on the music industry. It is important to stay tuned to see how this issue develops in the future.

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