Did the hip-hop mogul manage to convince Swifty on the joys of streaming?
Spotify, you might want to cover your ears for this one as streaming’s most famous opponent Taylor Swift has found a new home for her music in Jay-Z’s ultra-premium service, Tidal. Yes after turning her back on Spotify last year, Tay-Tay has apparently been convinced that streaming isn't all that bad, presumably by Hova himself.
Taylor Swfit, now appearing on Tidal
Not all of Swift’s back catalogue is available on Tidal, with the singer’s most recent release 1989 noticeably absent. The streaming service was recently purchased by rap mogul Jay-Z and is marketing itself as a higher-quality service than its competitors. Currently it costs $19.99 month to subscribe to, once users' seven day trail has expired.
Swift famously removed her back catalogue from Spotify prior to 1989’s release in November of last year. Speaking to Yahoo! Music days after her music disappeared from the streaming service Swift said, “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.”
“And 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,” the singer continued. “And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free.”
Swift’s decision to pull her music from Spotify didn't seem to do the singer any harm. After all, 1989 went on to become the biggest selling album in the U.S. in 2014, despite only be released in November.
In other Swifty news, the singer hit the headlines earlier this week when she called out the Princeton Review’s SAT Prep book for misquoting her lyrics in a practice question. The company has since issued an apology to Swift via Twitter writing, "Sorry @taylorswift13! We'll make it up to you. Pick a #grammar lover fan. 2 tickets to a U.S. show on us! @people.”
But the beef between Taylor and the Princeton Review question writers may not actually be over, as publisher Rob Franek told MTV News "I want to make sure that folks know that we're big Taylor Swift fans and that we apologize for the misrepresentation in the lyric.”
“I appreciate her response, but the question on the grammar still holds true,” Franek added. Ouch. Your move next Taylor.
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