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Since the launch of streaming music service Spotify in 2008, the company has been a leader in the industry. It has allowed users to listen to a wide variety of music for free with ads or for a monthly subscription. However, in recent months, Spotify has been criticized by its users for removing certain albums and artists from its service.
In December 2018, Taylor Swift’s entire discography was removed from Spotify. This created a lot of backlash from the singer’s fans, who accused the company of censorship. Spotify later released a statement saying that the removal was due to a licensing issue and that the albums would be available again soon.
In January 2019, the popular metal band Tool announced that their new album, "Fear Inoculum," would not be available on Spotify. This decision was made by the band themselves in an effort to reduce the amount of music piracy.
These recent removals have caused a lot of controversy among Spotify’s users and have led to many people calling for a boycott of the service. Some people have even created petitions demanding that Spotify bring back the albums and artists that have been removed.
At this time, it is unclear whether Spotify will continue to remove albums and artists from its service. However, the company has been vocal about its commitment to working with artists and labels to create a "viable" streaming music industry.