Taylor Swift got back together with Spotify on Friday, returning her music to streaming services nearly three years after complaining publicly they did not pay artists enough, and on the same day rival Katy Perry released a new album.
To the delight of her fans, Swift on June 9 reintroduced her entire back catalogue to Spotiy and other streaming services.
Swift said that the decision to return to streaming services was to "thank her fans" for her album 1989 passing 10m sales.
This is apparently done in celebration of Swift's 1989 album selling a whopping 10 million copies, which is a massive achievement by today's standards, and also gaining the 100 million song certification from the RIAA.
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She wrote on her Tumblr page at the time: "I'm sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service".
But the timing can also have the opposite effect: People may join Spotify to listen to Swift's music, and then discover Perry's new album. "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".
"I mean, I'm not Buddha-things irritate me", she said.
In a recent interview, the 32-year-old songstress cursed Swift's popular single "Bad blood", which was reportedly about the duo's prolonged dispute. It was this dispute that made her pull all her music from streaming services in the first place, actually. The singer will make her entire back catalog available on all streaming services.