Acts that are not on Spotify

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Bob Dylan got in there recently, but there are still some big (and some slightly lesser) names lacking.

The Beatles
All solo Beatles apart from Ringo
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Metallica
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Slade
Tool
Badfinger (apart from the two lesser known Warner albums)
Flower Kings

More?

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:22 (ten years ago) link

was gonna say fuckin' flyin a-heads but whoa there they are

CharlieS, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:37 (ten years ago) link

Adding Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their 80s albums are in there, but nothing more recent.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:51 (ten years ago) link

I was sure Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben were absent but now they're there! Anyway:

War
Popol Vuh
Ash Ra Tempel
Perfume
Joanna Newsom
Boredoms
Curtis Mayfield

Everything on 100% Silk, Planet Mu, RVNG, Numero, Sublime Frequencies, Soul Jazz...

James Bond Jor (seandalai), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:00 (ten years ago) link

kinks, pre-RCA years, which is pretty lol. at least that's how it was last time i checked.

tylerw, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:01 (ten years ago) link

the entire drag city catalog

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:08 (ten years ago) link

I think that part of the Kinks catalog is out-of-print period.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:10 (ten years ago) link

Zoviet France

La Monte Young

The Hafler Trio

H.N.A.S.

and so so many more, I continue to laugh bitterly at the starry eyed dreamers who think "everything" is available as a stream.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:53 (ten years ago) link

kinks pre-RCA is '71-Back, and very much in print via Sanctuary/Universal.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:55 (ten years ago) link

Last U.S. CD releases were 1990 and they're not available as downloads on iTunes or Amazon.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:05 (ten years ago) link

I think Sanctuary is administering the Pye/Reprise Kinks rights in the States now. The first three albums were reissued here in the early 2000s via a partnership with BMG. Now they are hooked up with Universal, but perhaps they feel anyne who cares will pick up their imports, which are fairly well distributed here.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:13 (ten years ago) link

You'd think that Universal would want a group as big as the Kinks on iTunes. I wonder if there are other issues.

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:41 (ten years ago) link

Oasis, Example, Wretch 32, most Julia Holter.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:01 (ten years ago) link

Roy Harper, except for his debut album.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:48 (ten years ago) link

adele
peter gabriel
momus (creation label era)

piscesx, Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:48 (ten years ago) link

Adele has "19" in there, but only the first two singles from "21".

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:07 (ten years ago) link

Only three Hootie and the Blowfish songs. (Don't ask.)

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:11 (ten years ago) link

Peter Gabriel

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (ten years ago) link

sorry piscesx, missed your post!

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:29 (ten years ago) link

There's some Popol Vuh on there, though one of the playable albums has TAKEDOWN AS PER LABEL REQUEST in the title.

JoeStork, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:39 (ten years ago) link

Coil

Also Cosey Fanni Tutti has been pretty vocal about her dislike of Spotify. C&C and TG are in the process of being taken down altogether, I understand.

kraudive, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:40 (ten years ago) link

As for The Kinks, "Something Else" is still lacking, but they seem to have most anything else.

― Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:07 AM (43 minutes ago)

Maybe in Norway!

timellison, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:52 (ten years ago) link

Black Sabbath's studio albums with John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne.

America's Mobile, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:57 (ten years ago) link

they are here in the uk

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:03 (ten years ago) link

Red Hot Chili Peppers were added yesterday if you like that kind of thing.

No Rammstein sadly.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 14 April 2012 09:07 (ten years ago) link

I see that the new Peter Gabriel live album is available. Hopefully the rest of his work will follow soon.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:30 (ten years ago) link

Seger

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:00 (ten years ago) link

Sugar (and only the Warners Husker stuff.)

I didn't know before I selected Indie! (TastySounds), Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:50 (ten years ago) link

None of Def Leppard's popular albums are on there.

Moodles, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:56 (ten years ago) link

i'm not on spotify

markers, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:58 (ten years ago) link

only the Warners Husker stuff

No longer true!

timellison, Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:30 (ten years ago) link

That was fast.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 28 April 2012 15:36 (ten years ago) link

Alright, who on this board is from SST?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:11 (ten years ago) link

Sugar's stuff is on there, or at least it was about five days ago. I listened to Copper Blue.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:18 (ten years ago) link

gimme some good news about Seger, guys

henry s, Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:44 (ten years ago) link

It looks like Bureau B, which did a lot of the Sky Krautrock reissues, pulled the rights in the US.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:32 (ten years ago) link

Sandie Shaw. oddly.

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:34 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

King Crimson! Also, more Pink Floyd than a current live album, ffs!

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:42 (ten years ago) link

Mainly, there's a Jex Thoth song called "The Banishment" and its melody is almost exactly like the melody line of "Epitaph" but I couldn't cross-compare - at least not in spotify.

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Friday, 25 May 2012 21:44 (ten years ago) link

A bunch of Peter Gabriel there now

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 28 May 2012 03:32 (ten years ago) link

Yellow Magic Orchestra

timellison, Monday, 28 May 2012 05:40 (ten years ago) link

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:00 (ten years ago) link

Kinks seem to be on, plentifully (including Something Else)

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:23 (ten years ago) link

King Crimson!

Fripp has determinedly set his face against spotify, the diary on his website has plenty of back-and-forth on this topic.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Monday, 28 May 2012 08:30 (ten years ago) link

One album that is on there is "From Good to Great", a tutorial CD by Robt Fripp

Mark G, Monday, 28 May 2012 08:38 (ten years ago) link

No Something Else in US :(

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 May 2012 13:18 (ten years ago) link

Royal Trux

dmr, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:32 (ten years ago) link

I just looked and there were only a few odds and sods from Gabriel, certainly no albums

That's weird--I can see all of them (in Australia, anyway)

Boards of Canada
Throbbing Gristle
Severed Heads

all pretty much absent

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Monday, 11 June 2012 23:56 (ten years ago) link

Only Gabriel that's on Spotify US is that live/orchestra thing from recently.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:02 (ten years ago) link

Most of De La Soul still not there, as I discovered after watching the Spider-Man movie.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 27 January 2022 05:04 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Not an act, but a song: Kate Bush's "Experiment IV" isn't on there. It's one of her best; wonder why it's not there.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 04:14 (eight months ago) link

You can see an artist's entire Spotify catalog, and what regions each release is available in, here:

https://everynoise.com/research.cgi
https://everynoise.com/research.cgi?mode=name&name=kate+bush
https://everynoise.com/artistprofile.cgi?id=1aSxMhuvixZ8h9dK9jIDwL

Thus for Kate we can see that "Experiment IV" is actually available on two different releases, Selection from 'The Other Sides' (2018 Remaster) and The Whole Story, but neither of these are available in the US at the moment. Licensing...

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 13:28 (eight months ago) link

that is cool to know!

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:01 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

over half of the go-betweens catalogue is not there.

I'm ANTIFA and I vote. (Austin), Sunday, 5 June 2022 17:13 (eight months ago) link

looks basically like everything licensed to Beggars is on there, and the earlier / later records (perhaps controlled by the band?) aren't?

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Sunday, 5 June 2022 17:50 (eight months ago) link

Curve is still missing, in the US at least.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 June 2022 18:05 (eight months ago) link

xpost: yeah, but forster's later stuff is on there (as is all of mclennan's). just wanted to hear before hollywood for this morning's walk and grrrr.

I'm ANTIFA and I vote. (Austin), Sunday, 5 June 2022 18:48 (eight months ago) link

It's curiously variable by territory, re Go-Betweens. Apart from BYBO, the conventional studio albums are each available SOMEWHERE. eg. https://everynoise.com/artistprofile.cgi?id=4HCubdy7diarb4KZo8etrq

Kinda similar for the solo material, but favouring different territories. eg. I can't access any of the 90s solo LPs whatsoever.
- RF: https://everynoise.com/artistprofile.cgi?id=4yvuCAFk8vERXXBf138h8S
- GM: https://everynoise.com/artistprofile.cgi?id=7tfS18oUEffScrxryTgwyC

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 6 June 2022 00:26 (eight months ago) link

^ McLennan's estate people might want to look into that. Even with just one brief compilation of the solo material available in AU, his strongest cities for listeners are apparently still in his country of birth.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 6 June 2022 00:38 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

CSN have returned, minus the songs written by Young and Joni.

It’s probably just the UK but I’m missing Was (Not Was)‘s two late 80s records What up Dog and Are You Ok, both classics

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 4 July 2022 00:06 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

wtf only just noticed pretty much all the Joni is gone

nashwan, Saturday, 15 October 2022 21:48 (three months ago) link

She removed her catalogue at much the same time Neil Young removed his, back in January.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 15 October 2022 22:01 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

John Phillips' solo albums have all been removed at some point.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 6 November 2022 15:51 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Aside from the Up In Smoke soundtrack, an archival live album, and the "Santa Claus and His Old Lady" single, all of the classic era Cheech & Chong albums are absent from Spotify.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 15 December 2022 16:42 (one month ago) link

Spotify is noticeably light on comedy albums. Very little Monty Python or Firesign Theater or Richard Pryor. No Eddie Murphy. One album each from Chris Rock and Sam Kinison.

The Beatles were the first to popularize wokeism (President Keyes), Thursday, 15 December 2022 16:48 (one month ago) link

I believe I've said it before but... Eddy Grant

what is the deal

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 17 December 2022 00:27 (one month ago) link

like i'm kinda more mad about that than i am about de la soul at this point. at least i have that stuff on my ipod. plenty of cheap second hand copies of eddy grant stuff on discogs, but i'm not a thousandaire. you can't even buy the og "electric avenue" on like amazon digital. too bad.

Oh, Stevie, you are my number one gypsy goddess. (Austin), Saturday, 17 December 2022 03:18 (one month ago) link

also i don't know eddy grant's catalogue nearly as well as de la, so maybe bad comparison because i still have quite a bit of anticipation for eddy grant's music.

Oh, Stevie, you are my number one gypsy goddess. (Austin), Saturday, 17 December 2022 03:21 (one month ago) link

Acts that are not on Spotify

more crankable (sic), Saturday, 17 December 2022 04:30 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

The first five or six De La Soul albums are not on there.

― Austin, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:26 PM (ten years ago)

Whoop!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/de-la-soul-catalog-spotify-apple-music-streaming-services-1235290216/

groovypanda, Thursday, 5 January 2023 08:06 (one month ago) link

excellent news!

the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Thursday, 5 January 2023 08:17 (one month ago) link

yep! we've been geekin out over in De La Soul - Classic or Dud?

i'd rather do music and chill tf out (Austin), Thursday, 5 January 2023 14:25 (one month ago) link

Spotify is noticeably light on comedy albums.

Long story here on why:

Last December (2022), Spotify pulled the content of hundreds of comedians, including Kevin Hart and John Mulaney, after it ended licensing negotiations with Spoken Giants, one of the first rights organizations for comedians.

The lawsuits are part of a growing consensus among comedians that streaming platforms need to pay them—as the authors of their jokes—in the same way songwriters are paid royalties for writing lyrics.

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Thursday, 5 January 2023 14:32 (one month ago) link

I am consistently baffled whenever I look at US Spotify's selection of Let's Active recordings, which consists of:
- Eight 'singles' that are just individual album cuts from 1983's Afoot and 1984's Cypress with the song title superimposed onto the album art (and one, "Waters Part," has the right release year but the wrong album art)
- Nothing off of 1986's Big Plans for Everybody
- Their entire last LP, Every Dog Has His Day, except for one song that is unavailable

...And every release that I mentioned came out on the same label (IRS), so I really have no idea what to make of it all.

My name is Mike Cyclops. I work for (bernard snowy), Thursday, 5 January 2023 17:47 (one month ago) link

Gaetz voted for the Don

Motion to adjourn to enjoy a footling (President Keyes), Thursday, 5 January 2023 17:49 (one month ago) link

wrong thread lol

Motion to adjourn to enjoy a footling (President Keyes), Thursday, 5 January 2023 17:49 (one month ago) link

the first few "tyrannosaurus rex" albums aren't on u.s. spotify. no beard of stars, what a ripoff.

i'd rather do music and chill tf out (Austin), Sunday, 8 January 2023 16:54 (four weeks ago) link

...SUCH A RIPOFF!!!!

i'd rather do music and chill tf out (Austin), Sunday, 8 January 2023 16:56 (four weeks ago) link

That's odd, given that there's a ton of dodgy-looking T.Rex and Bolan stuff on there.

Last December (2022), Spotify pulled the content of hundreds of comedians, including Kevin Hart and John Mulaney, after it ended licensing negotiations with Spoken Giants, one of the first rights organizations for comedians.

Late with this, but thanks for the info!

Pussy Galore's catalog still not on streaming — Spotify has a 16-track sampler that's not mirrored on Tidal, and the Live: In The Red album is on both platforms, but that's it. I thought Matador owned their catalog at this point, so why isn't it out there?

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 8 January 2023 17:53 (four weeks ago) link

Are there no other Matador releases that aren't on it?

more crankable (sic), Sunday, 8 January 2023 18:00 (four weeks ago) link

The Techno Animal album Matador put out, The Brotherhood of the Bomb, isn't available. The first and second Unsane albums are.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 8 January 2023 18:11 (four weeks ago) link

The sampler (which seems to draw from their albums) says “© ℗ 2017 Pussy Galore,” while Live: In the Red is credited to In the Red Records. So maybe the band does control the studio recordings, and has only authorized the sampler.

Wet Legume (morrisp), Sunday, 8 January 2023 18:21 (four weeks ago) link

https://newnorthwales.bandcamp.com/album/minor-birds

Don't think (slightly) Hood-related project New North Wales are on there.

djh, Sunday, 8 January 2023 20:49 (four weeks ago) link

gang starr's no more mr nice guy

i'd rather do music and chill tf out (Austin), Monday, 9 January 2023 13:34 (four weeks ago) link

There are some acts-- Radio Birdman, for instance--who have compilations and live albums, but the original albums, like "Radios Appear," are not available (in the US at least)

Motion to adjourn to enjoy a footling (President Keyes), Monday, 9 January 2023 14:42 (four weeks ago) link

I should have noted that many of these can be had via Discogs but ... didn't.

https://vassifer.blogs.com/alexinnyc/2023/01/9-great-albums-you-absolutely-will-not-hear-on-spotify.html

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 11 January 2023 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

canadian alternative rock band rusty

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Friday, 20 January 2023 17:49 (two weeks ago) link

"Rusty, the best in Losercore!" according to a 90s TV ad.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 20 January 2023 17:55 (two weeks ago) link

Natural One by Folk Implosion is sadly missing.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 20 January 2023 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah I’ve noticed the Kids soundtrack isn’t streaming

Vexatious litigant (morrisp), Friday, 20 January 2023 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

do other countries have in pine effect by mu-ziq? I swear I could never find that one on CD either!

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Friday, 20 January 2023 20:38 (two weeks ago) link

So weird that In Pine Effect is not available. I bought the CD at the time.

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 20 January 2023 21:26 (two weeks ago) link

Comsat Angels is still the saddest entry in this list.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 01:49 (six days ago) link

i had "the eye dance" specially downloaded to my phone so i could have it as an "offline" track on one of my playlists. what is the deal with that stuff!??

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 02:49 (six days ago) link

dj shadow the private press is gone, but the "six days" single is still there.

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 14:20 (four days ago) link

Re: Glenn McDonald

Comsat Angels is the one act I always think of. Their catalog has always been in and out of print, too. Some excellent reissues a few years ago, but not all of their albums came back into print

beamish13, Thursday, 2 February 2023 14:38 (four days ago) link


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