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Spotify will remove all of Saregama’s music within 10 days

Spotify told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday it will remove all content that belongs to Indian music label Saregama from its platform within 10 days, reports Bar And Bench (see order copy). Saregama had been in talks with Spotify and had given it the copyright for its library a month before Spotify launched in India in late February. But the companies failed to finalize a licensing agreement; Saregama approached the high court to restrain Spotify from using its content. Spotify said it did not consider Saregama’s petition to be adversarial and said it would delete the company’s content by May 3rd. The case will next be heard on May 7th. Its worth noting that Spotify already cannot stream music from global music giant Warner due to ongoing litigation, it will now remove all artists signed with Saregama Music. MediaNama has reached out to Saregama for details, we will update this once we hear from them. Spotify’s battle with Warner Music Spotify launched in India on February 26 amidst a legal fight over streaming rights. Warner Music petitioned the Bombay High Court to bar Spotify from streaming songs from its catalogue. While Spotify and Warner Music had been in talks for a while, the companies hadn’t reached an agreement. Spotify said that Warner “revoked a previously agreed-upon publishing license for reasons wholly unrelated to Spotify’s launch in India”. In its filing for a statutory license to stream Warner Chappel Music (a division of Warner Music Group) in India, Spotify stated…

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