Hot off the release of her brand new album 1989, country pop superstar Taylor Swift has gone all diva on us and removed the whole of her discography from Spotify, the world’s largest streaming service. This comes days after fans discovered she was refusing to stream 1989 on Spotify, which led to them buying it outright, subsequently landing her the opportunity to break US records and out sell 2002’s The Eminem Show.
Spotify reacted as cheesily and as retro as Taylor’s album title by compiling a seemingly random playlist which resulted in a secret love letter to Swift in which they practically begged her to come back.
Shaking it off coolly, Taylor claims “music should not be free” and she hopes other artists don’t “underestimate themselves or undervalue their art”. However, this has led to her beloved fans calling her greedy.
Spotify’s love for Taylor Swift may be obviously high, but they’re polar opposites on the situation with Spotify arguing that “fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want”.
The loss of Swift’s catalogue comes as no surprise after disputes over which users would have access to 1989 occurred several times over the past month