SCANDAL's Music & Videos No Longer Available Online
Posted on Wed May 23, 2018 1:37 am

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To everyone wondering about the recent disappearances of SCANDAL's videos and music across the web for international fans:

Unfortunately, no one knows for sure what's going on.


The facts so far are:

●Every video on SCANDAL's VEVO channel has been removed (the only one still on it is linked from SCANDAL's channel aimed primarily towards fans in Japan)

●SCANDAL's songs have completely disappeared from online music stores/streaming sites such as iTunes and Spotify in ALL international markets; this means every country except for Japan has been affected (therefore you don't need to comment on this post and say that your country has been affected)


There have been many speculations as to what is going on, but again, no one knows the exact, specific reason(s) why this is happening. Additionally, the band has NOT made any sort of official announcement about it. We will post any updates regarding this if any are announced.


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2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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Is that means their content is still available in domestic (Japan) platform?

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Metal Mickey wrote:Is that means their content is still available in domestic (Japan) platform?

Yes. Videos are available on their scandalSMEJ channel, music is available on iTunes JP + Amazon Music JP + Google Play Music JP.

However, it looks like their music has been taken down from Spotify JP as well, as far as I can tell. I just logged on with my Spotify JP account and used a Japan VPN but nothing shows up, just like with my Spotify US account.

lol jk I just checked out my settings and the country had changed, for some reason. I changed it back to Japan, and yes, their music is still available on Spotify JP.


For music, it's possible that it's related to licensing purposes. Still, we have no official confirmation on that.





2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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joameba

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In my spotify (japanese account) they are still available! 

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Metal Mickey

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Seems like it is a request from a party outside Japan. Hope it's not because of an issue with the band's name.

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joameba wrote:In my spotify (japanese account) they are still available! 

lol wth I just checked out my settings and the country had changed, for some reason. I changed it back to Japan and now I too can see that their music is still available in Japan. Thanks for letting me know.





2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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park23

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Try to ask on their twitter accounts. Maybe you will get something.

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izzy

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I guess it's a copyright issue or something like that. I just hope the problem will be solved quickly... we miss you Scandal !

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park23 wrote:Try to ask on their twitter accounts. Maybe you will get something.

Honestly, I doubt they'd actually reply or see it. None of them ever reply to anyone anymore, much less about 'serious' things like this.





2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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I am just glad I have all their stuff on CD Happy



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It's better not to speculate, but it clearly doesn't make sense with regards to how they want to push their music internationally and how they've just announced a NA tour. Surely there must be a reason and hopefully that's temporary.

Another reason why people should stop relying solely on streaming services.



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I will try to send something to Rina's Next post on Twitter.
Very silly, useless and all crybaby stuff that I can do.
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Metal Mickey

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I hope what behind the name of X-Japan happen to Scandal.

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I have no idea for the reasons the music is gone, but Sony did announce this yesterday: https://japantoday.com/category/business/Sony-to-become-world%27s-No.1-music-publisher-with-2.3-billion-EMI-deal


Sony did have its own $10 a month streaming service, but it shut down in 2015, perhaps a reboot? Pure speculation, no idea really. They also sold a chunk of their Spotify investment in April.

re: the "other Scandal" as perhaps alluded to by Metal Mickey, Patty Smyth is on Twitter, but with not too many followers. I did Twitter reply to her once suggesting she check out her "musical cousins." One would like to think she'd admire their spirit.

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This is more than just YouTube and Spotify.

Amazon.com (US) still has Scandal CD's and DVD's available, but ALL of the digital music is gone. The 9 albums I have previously purchased are still in my music library, but none of them are currently for sale. The only albums and songs available for digital purchase are all Patty Smyth Scandal.

The digital music is still all on Amazon.co.jp, but if I understand the terms of service correctly, purchases are only available for download regionally, even though the CD's and DVD's can be shipped to the US. I guess as money allows, I will be repurchasing all my Scandal library on physical media from Japan so I can be sure to have it.

So far, Google play is still allowing you to rip CD's you own and upload them to your online library for streaming on your own devices. Hopefully that will continue. Amazon US has stopped allowing uploads to your online library, only digital music and CD's with "AutoRip" purchased from Amazon.com are allowed in your library. I guess this is to "encourage" everyone to sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited, but will Scandal be available for streaming there? Or will it be missing, like Spotify?

Pandora still has Scandal, but only the 13 songs from Best Scandal 2009.

I hope this gets cleared up soon. If anyone can find out what's going on, please continue to post facts and rumors. Maybe we can sort it out?



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Could be copyright issues internationally with Patty Smyths' Scandal band. Anyway for whatever reasons there is let's just hope it gets resolved soon for the sake of the fans and their international growth.



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My 2cent is all the Sony Music Entertainment streaming/digital deals are broken/pulled. As Sony Music Entertainment Japan is not under Sony Music but under Sony CORP., none of the Japanese streaming services have been affected. (Also Scandal in Japan are under Epic Records Japan under SMEJ)

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But Sony Music ins't part of Sony Corp? Also aren't all Sony divisions under to Sony Corp from Tokyo ? Is this happening only to SCANDAL or is the same for other music producers under SMEJ? If this is happening only to Scandal there might be new negotiations beteween SCANDAL and SMEJ or even Sony Music.

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rahmanuh25

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I am in Sweden and there are no Scandal songs anymore in Spotify.

So sad:(

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wildthing

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Sony Music Entertainment Japan looks like this, only realised Zepp is Sony as well Happy

(I keep seeing various reports of content not available in Japan, this has not been the case, its probably people using Non-Japan accounts, i.e. spotify, or VPN not working correctly.)

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I tested using VPN to browse YT jp and that works for SCANDAL videos.



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rynzsasazaki

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I'm from Indonesia. I have Scandal songs on my spotify but now I can't play it..it said that the song is unavailable. Why Scandal is no longer on Spotify? Or maybe because the region? Is there any problems or issues with the band?

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rynzsasazaki wrote:I'm from Indonesia. I have Scandal songs on my spotify but now I can't play it..it said that the song is unavailable. Why Scandal is no longer on Spotify? Or maybe because the region? Is there any problems or issues with the band?

Please make sure to read through this thread, especially the first post.

All countries worldwide (except for Japan) have been affected and no official explanation has been given, although we can pretty much guarantee that there are no problems with the band itself. That's all.





2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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park23

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Most of the videos are back, but they are region locked on Japan.
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park23 wrote:Most of the videos are back, but they are region locked on Japan.

No, actually, they're region-locked to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Hopefully that's where they're starting, and maybe they'll eventually unlock them for the rest of the countries.

http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t5815p100-scandal-s-official-youtube-channels#756774





2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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