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Taylor Swift’s Breakup With Spotify

Whether she’s spotted dancing awkwardly at an awards show or hooking up with a Hollywood hottie, Taylor Swift is always in the public eye. Especially with her newly released album “1989”, we can’t help but pay attention. The song “Shake it off” from the album has become an anthem that is heard everywhere you turn. Taylor seems to surprisingly be embracing her ‘psycho girlfriend’ reputation in the song “Shake It Off” as well as in the newly released “Blank Space” music video (which I would highly recommend checking out).

Her new album seems to be a hit so far but recently Taylor made the choice to remove all of her albums off Spotify *gasp!*. This is a breakup that we just cannot bare to see happen. Part of this split attributes to Spotify being a free music player which means the artists barely receive any money for the amount they are listened to.

The Wall Street Journal stated that Swift wrote, “piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically.”  

Although Taylor more than likely sells more than enough albums, she spoke out to other artists saying that she hoped they didn’t “underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.”

As you can imagine, Spotify and her fans (including myself) are hurting because of Taylor’s decision to pull her music. Don’t get me wrong, I respect Taylor for acting on what she thinks is fair but is she ever going to give Spotify another chance? Check out what Spotify had to say:

 

We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists.

We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.

PS – Taylor, we were both young when we first saw you, but now there’s more than 40 million of us who want you to stay, stay, stay. It’s a love story, baby, just say, Yes.

 

If that doesn’t change her mind, I don’t know what will. Bravo, Spotify. Bravo.

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