So what really happened between Spotify and Taylor Swift?
The shake it off track has been one of the most streamed and played tracks in recent weeks. It’s been an internet sensation. But today, her album and all tracks have been removed from the music streaming service, Spotify.
So far there’s been no word from Swift on why she’s taken the tracks down.
“We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists,” said Spotify.
“We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone.”
Taylor Swift has been very outspoken in recent months about music piracy and in article she posted in the Wall Street Journal earlier in the year. You can read that article here
“Piracy, file-sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently,” she said.
“In recent years, you’ve probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal.