Taylor Swift Removes Her Music From Spotify
If you're having trouble finding Taylor Swift's songs on the likes of Spotify or Pandora, you might never again. According to Time.com, Spotify announced on Monday that the pop star decided to take all her music off free streaming services, except for 'Safe & Sound', which is from The Hunger Games soundtrack.
Taylor Swift initially refused to let her 2012 album Red onto Spotify, but later allowed it for the sake of her fans. Her new album 1989 never saw any streaming time, and likely never will.
Swift has voiced her disapproval for sharing music in the past, writing in the Wall Street Journal, "Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently." She said every musician should value their art to a higher standard, and that they should never undervalue their hard work.
Spotify is still holding out for Taylor Swift to changer her mind on the matter. The company even created a playlist named "What to Play While Taylor’s Away” to help their customers cope with the loss, and perhaps to sway the singer back. The list includes music from Katy Perry, Leagues, Ed Sheeran, and One Direction.
For now though, when you just want to hear some 'Shake It Off', you'll have to either buy her 1989 album or listen to more Fun 107!