Whoa, this is war. Taylor Swift returned to streaming services on Friday, which is great news for fans. The comeback came the same day Katy Perry released her new album Witness.
Hello, streaming services.
The world freaked out on Friday when Taylor Swift announced the re-released of her whole catalog to streaming services.
The singer took to Instagram to share the big news and said the comeback was “In celebration of ‘1989’ selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certification announcement.”
This way, the pop star’s songs are returning to Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon Music.
Swift made the decision to pull her music from streaming services in 2014, as she was “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.”
Ongoing feud getting worse.
Seems like Taylor realized that streaming services aren’t just an experiment but increasingly the only way customers are willing to pay for music. It’s unlikely though, that Swift merely came to that realization this week.
Coincidentally (or not), at the exact moment Perry’s Witness hit digital shelves at midnight on Thursday is also when Swift decided to make her entire back catalog available to all streaming services for the first time since 2014.
“I think there should be an inherent value placed on art,” Swift had previously told TIME about why she pulled her music.
Recently Katy addressed the so-called ongoing feud between Taylor and her. “I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know?” she continues. “Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls. That’s so messed up!”
While it appears the ladies still have plenty of bad blood between them, Perry says when it comes to producer Max Martin (who produced Swift’s Bad Blood and Perry’s hits I Kissed a Girl and Bon Appetit), it’s all mad love.
“I can’t speak for him, but he didn’t know [who ‘Bad Blood’ was about],” Perry said. “I’m not supposed to tell him what he can and can’t do.”
Source: Huffington Post