Why Tory Lanez song Enchanted Waterfall Is Not on Spotify

Are you a fan of Enchanted Waterfall by Tory Lanez, but can’t seem to find them on Spotify? With all the popular streaming services available, it seems strange that such a beloved artist has no presence there.

In this article, I’ll take a look at the history behind Enchanted Waterfall and why it isn’t available on certain platforms.

Understanding Spotify’s Licensing Agreements and Enchanted Waterfall’s Absence

Tory Lanez is facing another accusation, this time from George Michael’s estate, alleging he used an ‘unauthorized sample’ from Michael’s iconic 1984 song, “Careless Whisper.”

Previously, the 29-year-old rapper faced a complaint from Madonna who claimed that Lanez had unlawfully interpolated her 1985 classic “Into The Groove” in his track “Pluto’s Last Comet” from his album “Alone At Prom.”

Now, following the refusal of permissions last summer by the late pop legend’s estate, Lanez’s “Enchanted Waterfall” has been pulled from streaming services. It’s notably absent on Spotify as a result of the alleged infringement.

Why is Enchanted Waterfall not on Spotify?

The reason that “Enchanted Waterfall” by Tory Lanez is not on Spotify is because it sounds similar to “Careless Whisper” by George Michael, which in turn raised issues of potential copyright infringement or at least concerns over similarities.

Music copyright infringement occurs when someone uses another’s original musical work without permission.

The rights holder may seek legal action or demand the song be removed from platforms to avoid further distribution.

  1. Sampling or Interpolation: If an artist samples or interpolates another artist’s work, they usually need to clear the rights to use that sample. If they don’t, the original artist or their estate can claim copyright infringement.
  2. Melodic Similarities: Even if an exact sample wasn’t used, if the melody, rhythm, or other core musical elements are strikingly similar, it could still be grounds for a copyright claim.
  3. Settlement or Agreement: Sometimes artists or labels will preemptively agree to certain terms if they believe their song might infringe on another. This could involve giving a percentage of royalties, providing credit, or even pulling the song from platforms.
  4. Preventive Measures: In some cases, out of an abundance of caution, artists or their labels might decide to remove a song from streaming platforms if they believe it could become the subject of a copyright dispute.

The claims that “Enchanted Waterfall” sounds similar to “Careless Whisper,” are pretty clear when you listen to both songs, so it’s no surprise that it was removed from Spotify due to concerns over potential legal implications or as a preventive measure.

Such situations emphasize the importance of artists ensuring that their works are distinct and not infringing upon existing copyrights.

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By day he's an engineer and by night (well, evening or very early morning but night sounds way cooler) Alex runs the Apps UK ship. He has a keen interest in language, fitness & especially social media - he is always on the lookout for the next hot platform.

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