Taylor Swift brings her albums back to Spotify, Pandora, Google Play

Posted June 11

You won’t have to look hard to find Taylor Swift music anymore.

Swift recently made her albums available again on all music streaming apps, including Spotify, Google Play, Pandora and Amazon Music, among others, according to The Verge.

Swift’s latest album “1989” sold more than 10 million copies, and that’s without Spotify and Google Play streaming access.

Swift will also add “Red” (2012) and “Fearless” (2008) back to the streaming services.

"In celebration of '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," a Swift representative said in a statement, according to CBS News.

Swift’s decision comes on the same day that rival Katy Perry dropped her latest album, “Witness,” CBS reported.

A few years back, Swift removed her albums from all services except Apple Music back in 2014.

Swift wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal where she defended her decision, saying that streaming services, like Spotify, don’t do a good enough job paying artists.

"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," she wrote for WSJ. “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."

Spotify responded by saying it hoped Swift would change her mind about the decision.

"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," the company said in a statement.


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