Swift returns to streaming
Taylor Swift’s back catalog returned to all streaming services at midnight Friday, her management team announced Thursday evening.
“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,” Team TSwift said via the @taylornation Instagram account.
Swift, currently the world’s highest-paid musician, split with Spotify in 2014, around the time she announced her 1989 tour, and threw down with Apple in mid-2015 over its initial decision against paying writers, producers or artists during then-new Apple Music’s three-month free trial period. (The result of Swift’s open letter to Apple? The company quickly caved.)
In other news, Swift’s rival pop star, Katy Perry, released her new album on Friday too. And the timing wasn’t lost on fans.
Twitter was rife with theories postulating that Swift’s rerelease was actually timed to eclipse Perry’s “Witness.”
“Taylor Swift releasing her full back catalog on Spotify the same day Katy Perry drops her new album is the level of petty I aspire to be,” wrote one Twitter user.