Taylor Swift Returns to Music Streaming Sites
Taylor Swift may sing about “never ever ever getting back together” when it comes to ex-boyfriends, but lucky for fans, she’s willing to make nice with streaming sites again. After almost three years, Swift has brought her entire music catalog back to music streaming platforms, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon and Google.
Effective at midnight on June 9, the return of Swift’s full five-album catalog to online streaming comes as the singer celebrates surpassing the Recording Industry Association of America’s 100 Million Songs Certification and selling over 10 million copies of her 2014 record, 1989.
“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,” wrote Swift’s official Instagram fan club, Taylor Nation, on June 8.
Swift originally yanked her discography from Spotify in 2014, just before the release of 1989. At the time, she explained her decision to Yahoo, saying that artists were not being fairly paid for their work.
“All I can say is that 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,” she said in 2014. “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.”
With the return of her full catalog, Swift brings albums such as 2012’s Red, her 2008 breakout album Fearless and, of course, 2014’s pop crossover 1989 to streaming services.
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