Monday, 21 August, 2017

Taylor Swift returns to streaming as rival Katy Perry releases album

Melody Ballard | 11 June, 2017, 10:30

Swift allowed Apple Music to feature her music, but only after successfully petitioning for a change in the service's pay structure. Apple Music later changed this policy, and Swift agreed to put her music on that platform.

This meant that other streaming platforms such as Spotify were missing out, but that is no longer the case.

Swift had a well-publicized split from Spotify in 2014 when she was releasing "1989".

Taylor pulled her music from streaming apps in 2014 because she believed they didn't value her art.

Fans have taken to Twitter to praise the new album, which hit number one on iTunes just 10 minutes after its release. She said the feud stemmed from a disagreement over backup dancers. One tweeted: "I aspire to be as petty as taylor swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend katy perry's album drops".

Swift's management said Thursday on social media that the singer would release her music to Spotify in celebration of the success of her last album, which was released a year ago.

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In this week's edition of Britain's NME magazine she talked about the drama again, saying, "I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I'm also not a pushover, you know?"

The 27-year old award-winning singer, #Taylor Swift, has now finally made a decision to let bygones be bygones and has released all of her songs to all #streaming services.

"It is my opinion that music should not be free", she said at the time. Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girl.

Social media users have commented on the timing of the move, which coincides with the release of fellow pop starlet Katy Perry's new album "Witness".

Perry is referring to Swift's song "Bad Blood".

"There's a situation", Perry told "Late Late Show" host James Corden last month.

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