The Kotaku website reports that a large number of license agreements for music from Grand Theft Auto IV will expire on 26 April. The game came out in April 2008, which may make agreements that are only valid for ten years.
Previously this happened at GTA: San Andreas, where a patch released for the PC meant that songs were removed from the game without players noticed that. This happened about ten years after the introduction of San Andreas. A similar issue occurred in the PC version of GTA: Vice City, where the game temporarily disappeared from Steam in 2012 due to an issue related to Michael Jackson’s music license.
According to the source on which Kotaku relies, owners can from GTA IV on the PlayStation 3 possibly spring the dance. They would be given the opportunity to download digital versions of the songs to be deleted before 26 April. It is not clear whether this also belongs to players on other platforms