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RE: Seriously ? .............................

You are correct. Those sample tracks are at the behest of the record labels to whom Qobuz is in thrall in order to secure supply of any tracks in the the first place. They have to keep the labels sweet and some labels will try to game the supply system so as to encourage sales instead of streams.

" No warning, it is ugly. "

If you use Qobuz' own downloaded players you will find that the 30 sec sample tracks usually appear in grey text and not black. Qobuz often also place a notice at the top of the screen saying that full streaming rights are not granted.

I hate them too but I try to understand Qobuz' commercial reason for being unable to do much about it.

"We need less, but better" - Dieter Rams


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