Swift slammed over Spotify release

Tomas Mccoy
June 10, 2017

Once Spotify's most visible critic, pop superstar Taylor Swift on Friday returned her music to all streaming services as the number of artists to boycott the booming format dwindles.

Swift pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify and Apple Music in 2014, describing the push toward streaming music online as a "grand experiment" contributing to the perception that music should be free.

Almost three years later, in a breathtaking turn of events, Swift's oeuvre made a surprise return to Spotify the very same day that pop star Katy Perry released her latest album.

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

According to the statement, the reason why Swift's music will be back on streaming sites is to show her gratitude to all her fans for the 10 million sales of her album "1989" as well as the 100 Million Song Certification announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "That's deffo not coincidental #clawsout".

Swift's decision means Apple Music loses its exclusive access to her tunes.


While it appears that there are still plenty of bad blood between the ladies, Perry says when it comes to Producer Max Martin (Who produced Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and "Bad Blood"), it's all mad love. The first one is more probable although you can't discount the other. One thing is for sure: Taylor Swift will win either way.

In a new interview, Katy accused Taylor off attempting to "assassinate my character" in the song Bad Blood.

"I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I'm also not a pushover", Perry proclaimed to NME just recently.

Some fans found the timing of Swift's return interesting.

Pop star Katy Perry has been playing the victim in her beef with Taylor Swift, despite her actually being the only instigator. Let us know your take in the comments section below!

"Honestly, it's really like, she started it, and it's time for her to finish it", Katy remarked to James Corden about Swift on Carpool Karaoke this May to, in part, promote "Swish Swish", a Witness album cut with Nicki Minaj, who once also went head-to-head with Swift over a private matter, but cleared the air with Taylor not too long after the mix-up occurred. When asked by Time about why she is streaming her music for free, she replied: "I think there should be an inherent value placed on art".

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