Why Do Songs on Spotify Turn Grey and Unable to Be Played?

It has been known that some songs go live and then at some point turn grey within Spotify and are unable to be played. Why is this the case?


This normally happens due to the track being takendown from Spotify for one reason or another. It might be because the artist requested a takedown of the release to then reupload at another point or it could be takendown due to trademark or copyright issues.

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