Taylor Swift says 'No!' to Apple Music: her best-selling "1989" album won't be up for streaming


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 â€śmusic 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.


source: BuzzFeed

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55 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That's my girl..!!

46. waddup121 unregistered

Well that's insult to injury to fans.

48. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

49. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I make a point of torrenting artists with her attitude if I want to listen to their music. So she hasn't made a penny off me

2. vivaapple

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

Taylor swift is an Apple hater. she don't know what she is doing.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You are an Apple fan but still don't know what to do. So what's your point?

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You killed it hahahah!

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

aka bobbybuster aka jakelee

43. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Literally made no sense. Lol you definitely did not "kill it"

59. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

15. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

well she does use iPhone 6

16. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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.

37. TBomb

Posts: 1397; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Yoo I just got the Swiftify App last night!

27. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

She knows very well Apple have been a vampire and music industry for many years sucking Money out of singers and studios pocket every once should do what she does.

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If she were, she wouldn't be using an iPhone. Since her album sold so well, I guess she knows better than you do

35. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I do t think so. You can just buy her music in itunes. Problem solved lol!

38. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

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.

50. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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.

51. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apparently, sales of 5 million copies proves you know little about Ms. Swift's business acumen. Girl got paid, and you?

58. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Stick to being the captain of the banana boat, my comment had nothing to do with her.

3. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

From now on, I'll be her fan!!!

4. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

is this news phone enthusiasts really want to know about?

9. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

She's the hero PA readers deserve, but not the one we need right now

6. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nobody makes money with iOS besides google lol

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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?

8. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't know anyone who hook up their phones to their vehicles to play a certain song.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

Apps like musi which allows you to compile music lists from YouTube and the like and play it via the phone (he just used aux port in car as example)

41. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Well, nice to meet you!! Now you know someone who does that.. =)

17. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Youtube's pay out seems to be more favorable for her. People may see youtube free but since it's owned by google, you already how they make money with it.

14. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Her song sucks. No one makes money with Taylor Swift.

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