Taylor Swift is celebrating her 1989 sales with an unexpected return to streaming services outside of Apple Music.
Swift removed her music from Spotify in 2014 following the release of her 1989 album when she took a stand against the streaming service’s compensation plan for artists.
No streaming service besides Apple Music was able to stream it. Swift allowed Apple to stream it after the music platform decided to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial.
That is until today. Taylor Nation, the official fan account of Taylor Swift, made the announcement on Instagram this morning.
Swift’s discography, including “1989,” will also be available on Tidal, Amazon and other streaming platforms, her rep said.
“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,” the statement said.
Some have noticed the surprising announcement was made at an interesting time. The return to Spotify happened to be coincide with Katy Perry’s Witness release! The fourth studio album from Katy Perry launched hit streaming services today, could Taylor be trying to dim her shine? Twitter seems to think so:
So Taylor Swift is finally releasing all her music on Spotify tonight.. the night Katy Perry releases her new album. pic.twitter.com/bBhNUCG5rD
— Guillermo Galvan (@willygalvan) June 9, 2017
Katy: my new album is out on Spotify
Taylor: i think ALL of our albums are out on Spotify pic.twitter.com/HLNzFmbJBI
— victoria (@caebllo) June 9, 2017
Katy Perry spent 4 years on her new album but got OVERSHADOWED BY ALL OF TAYLOR SWIFT'S OLD MUSIC BEING RE-RELEASED pic.twitter.com/5SGk0lk8HR
— summer (@slaylorstan) June 9, 2017
You can stream Katy’s new album below or listen to Taylor’s old albums here!Published in