Friday, 23 June, 2017

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

Taylor Swift Plans To Ruin Katy Perry's Album Release Day Taylor Swift criticised for 'immature' music release alongside Katy Perry album
Melody Ballard | 10 June, 2017, 17:43

But really, no matter the tally or how many fans of either Swift and Perry choose to look at this entirely unimportant thing that they've both created and side with their "fave" without question, Taylor Swift's decision to allow her music to return to Spotify on the day of Katy Perry's Witness album dropped, no matter the mindset behind it, is a business move, first and foremost - just as Katy has fully disproved with her constant yammering, wasn't done with a professional slant. As of this morning, a Spotify playlist of her greatest hits had drawn almost 30,000 subscribers.

Perry later confirmed she did take three of Swift's dancers, but didn't think it needed to become public.

In late 2014, Taylor Swift stunned the music industry by taking her music off Spotify and other streaming services, and announcing an exclusive deal with Apple Music.

"I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music", she told Yahoo about her decision at the time. The other is that archival Katy Perry just released her latest album and she wanted to steal the thunder.

A year later, an entirely different dispute, this time with Apple and its new-at-the-time Apple Music service, ended much differently.

Taylor Swift Plans To Ruin Katy Perry's Album Release Day

Swift accused Spotify of devaluing artists by essentially giving music away for free, pointing to the platform's advertising-backed tier that gives access to non-subscribers. In 2015, she wrote a letter to Apple Music explaining why she wouldn't be streaming 1989 on its new platform, and shortly after, the company made changes to its policy and Taylor "happily" changed her mind. Less than a year after that, she was starring in commercials for the service listening to Drake, while Drake was starring in commercials for the service listening to Swift. Prospective customers deciding between music services will no longer have Swift's dulcet tones beckoning them towards Apple's bosom as a deciding factor.

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify and other streaming services including Amazon.

Streaming revenue grew worldwide by more than 60 percent a year ago alone, according to the IFPI trade body.

"Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services", it said in a statement.

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