Taylor Swift says 'No!' to Apple Music: her best-selling "1989" album won't be up for streaming
posted by Peter K. / Jun 19, 2015, 2:17 AM
Taylor Swift is known for her total indifference to the music streaming business - her last album, 1989, can't be streamed on any platform, neither Spotify or its ilk. Well, if your name is "Apple" and you're on the verge of launching your new streaming music service, then you'd probably do your best to court the pop star into releasing her latest best-selling album on your streaming service, right?
We are certain Apple has done all it could to entice Taylor, but the singer has just taken yet another big scalp and has denied to release 1989 on Apple Music. We guess all of Cupertino's connections and influence on the music industry, which have been created thanks to years of fruitful collaborations, have had little to no effect on Taylor Swift.
The singer of "Blank Space", "Bad Blood", "Shake It Off", and "22" has a well-known stance towards music streaming services, often claiming that “music should be consumed as albums". Judging by the 5 million copies of 1989 that have been sold to date (making it one of the best-selling albums of 2014), this strategy is seemingly playing out well for Tay.
Shake it off, Apple.
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That's my girl..!!
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:22 AM 18
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I like her music but she's full of self righteous BS. She signed up with Tidal. They are even worse than Spotify while using the race card & lies to make people think they pay artist more than other streaming services. Guess she's to rich to care that some people can't afford to buy whole albums just to listen to 1 song
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 10:04 AM 5
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Taylor swift is an Apple hater. she don't know what she is doing.
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:29 AM 0
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You are an Apple fan but still don't know what to do. So what's your point?
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:33 AM 34
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You're dumb. She doesn't hate apple, she doesn't like apple music's business and pay out structure. Why do stupid people like you think that when everything is against you, you assume that it's hate and personal animosity? And where do you think she's selling her music online? As far as I know there's no TaylorTunes or Swiftify yet.
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 3:22 AM 4
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I think she is right, after all its her music and she can do whatever she wants with it, and totally agree music should be consumed by albums not by hits.
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 7:32 AM 1
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Fair to say that's the dumbest thing posted all week. I have about a thousand CD's left from the 90's, most were bought due to the artist's first single. Of that number, more than half of those CD's were disappointments beyond said first single. You can keep buying entire albums, you're in the minority.
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 10:38 AM 3
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is this news phone enthusiasts really want to know about?
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:32 AM 2
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The only thing I don't understand about Ms. Swift's position is that she says she is against free music consumption, yet she hasn't done anything about Youtube. I know of many people that like to hook their phones up to their vehicles and play Youtube videos to play a certain song...would she not consider that free consumption of music?
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:44 AM 4
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I don't know anyone who hook up their phones to their vehicles to play a certain song.
posted on Jun 19, 2015, 2:54 AM 7
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