Taylor Swift Removes Her Entire Discography from Spotify
Say it ain't so! It looks like Taylor Swift has decided to remove her entire discography from popular music streaming site Spotify. If you're really desperate, you can just make a playlist with the sole Taylor song left on the site ('Safe & Sound' from the Hunger Games soundtrack) and just listen to that on repeat.
It's a decision that coincides with the op-ed piece Taylor wrote for the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, where she commented on the nature of streaming sites and their contribution to the diminishing album sales that have so negatively affected the business side of the music industry. She wrote: "Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art." (Quotes via Time.)
Taylor initially refused to put her 2012 album 'Red' on Spotify when it first debuted, but it showed up on the site a year later. Spotify has since written a blog post pleading with the 'Shake It Off' singer to come back: "We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community."
Considering our now half-empty playlists on there, we hope she'll come back, too!
In other Taylor news, it looks like she can now add 'unborn children' to her list of superfans. Fan and mother-to-be, Jencita Vargas, posted a video of her unborn baby girl dancing to 'Blank Space' while still in the womb! You can check out that video on Jencita's tumblr!
Taylor, clearly thrilled, tweeted about it:
Ah, the miracle of life. Love it!
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