Taylor Swift’s music appeared back on Spotify at midnight – exactly the same time Witness was released – after nearly three years away from the service. The unexpected return comes nearly three years after the Bad Blood singer abruptly removed her extensive catalogue from Spotify in a dispute over royalties.
It’s the latest chapter in their long-running feud which kicked off when Taylor’s dancers left her tour to dance with Katy and she wrote the song Bad Blood about her former friend. One tweeted: “I aspire to be as petty as taylor swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend katy perry’s album drops”. Amazon Music also retained access to Taylor’s back catalogue as well, though they will be adding her latest release tonight.
I mean, I’m not Buddha – things irritate me. You can listen to Swift’s entire music catalog on Spotify, and other streaming services at Midnight ET.
Now Swift – publicly silent for most of 2017 as she works on new music – has pulled a breathtakingly audacious move.
Oh – and Swift lowered the price of all of her albums on Apple Music, too.
It’s safe to say that Taylor Swift is likely to put her new album on Spotify too whenever it comes out. However, the Roar singer recently opened up about it during an episode of Carpool Karaoke with chat show host James Corden, saying she tried to reach out to Taylor and make amends but it was “a full shut down”.
Fans were quick to react with excitement, with one writing: “SO proud of you and this album!” “Taylor Swift” is the third trending topic on Twitter worldwide.
The singer removed all her music from streaming and made an announcement in 2014 when she condemned streaming services for not properly paying artists. “I do the right thing any time that it feels like a fumble”.