Taylor Swift’s Music Returns To Streaming Services On The Same Day As Katy Perry’s Album Release
Taylor Swift‘s catalogue of music is now available on all streaming services despite her removing it from the likes of Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Music three years ago.
Her management team took to Twitter to confirm the news.
They are saying Taylor’s decision comes as a celebration of her 1989 album selling over 10 million copies.
In celebration on 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 million song certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight.
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) June 8, 2017
The blonde pop star seems to have had a change of heart, with her previously seeming very passionate about artists getting the pay and recognition they deserve for their music.
Talking ahead of her 1989 album release in 2014, the ‘Shake it Off’ star explained,
All I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. 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.
Swift’s work became exclusively available through Apple and Tidal – Apple Music even agreed to pay royalties to every artist even if non-paying customers were listening to their music.
But with Swift’s backlog of albums – such as Red, Fearless and her latest record 1989 – now available to listen to for free, people can’t help but think there’s a reason behind Taylor’s rethink.
Her rival, Katy Perry, has released her new album Witness on the same day as Taylor’s unexpected streaming release – is it an attempt to overshadow Perry’s new music?
The longstanding feud between the two female stars began after a disagreement over back up dancers.
Talking in an interview with Rolling Stone, Swift said,
She did something so horrible, I was like, ‘We’re just straight-up enemies’.
She revealed that Perry,
…basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour [and] tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.
Last month, Katy finally admitted that there is definitely ‘bad blood’ between her and Swift.
There’s a situation. She started it and it’s time for her to finish it.
Taylor’s music returned to Spotify last night, exactly the same time as Witness came out.
But after Taylor’s latest move, it seems their feud is far from over.
Katy Perry fans have been taking to Twitter to slam Swift for her decision.
No Taylor you are not about to do this to Katy you [snake].
NO TAYLOR YOU ARE NOT ABOUT TO DO THIS TO KATY YOU 🐍 🐍 https://t.co/jLSQnZDjft
— Karl Palenkas (@KarlPalenkas) June 9, 2017
So Taylor Swift is finally releasing all her music on Spotify tonight… the night Katy Perry releases her new album.
So Taylor Swift is finally releasing all her music on Spotify tonight.. the night Katy Perry releases her new album. pic.twitter.com/bBhNUCG5rD
— Guillermo Galvan (@willygalvan) June 9, 2017
While this Swiftie sees Taylor’s move as genius.
I aspire to be as petty as Taylor Swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend Katy Perry’s album drops.
I aspire to be as petty as taylor swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend katy perry's album drops
— Dominic Riccitello (@DominicScott) June 9, 2017
And others are just thrilled the ‘Love Story’ star is back.
Taylor Swift is back on Spotify and I couldn’t be happier.
Taylor Swift is back on Spotify and I couldn't be happier
— Ray 😀 (@RayNarvaezJr) June 9, 2017
Swift is yet to comment herself on her decision, while Perry has just been concentrating on promoting the Witness album and tour.