Swift re­turns to stream­ing

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Christie D’Zurilla

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.

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