iTunes Store pulls one album I bought Before

Shirasaki

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Recently, I noticed this album I bought from iTunes Store (two songs from that album) is pulled. Here is a reference link to the said album.
http://www.itunescharts.net/uk/artists/music/backstreet-boys/albums/the-very-best-of-backstreet-boys-backstreet-boys/
Fortunately, I got the CD elsewhere so I can still keep listening to that album. But, for those people believing Apple won’t pull music from Apple Music, here it is. I can no longer find it in Australian and Japanese iTunes Store, nor in Apple Music library.
 

Nermal

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Yep, this sort of thing happens occasionally. I've been using iTunes since inception and I've had a handful of songs disappear - some of my collection is still 128 kb/s because the songs were removed before the switch to 256 - so you definitely want to keep backups. I've also had iBooks disappear, and it's well documented that UHD movies randomly drop down to HD.

Outside Apple I've seen services like Netflix getting rid of things without warning, games disappearing from Xbox Live, and, of course, services like Ultraviolet shutting down completely. Nothing lasts forever :(
 

Shirasaki

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Nothing lasts forever :(
On a side note, I literally witness three games appear and disappear, one of which I like the play style.
Sometimes I get infuriated by a few people who truly believe “Streaming is the future” and ignore/argue anyone who says otherwise. I believe even if they see their “music collection” disappear overnight, they would still argue “streaming is the best”.