Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Swift streams away

Taylor Swift has refused to allow any material from her new album, '1989' on streaming services -  the album sold 1.287 million copies in the US in its first week debuting at No 1 in the Billboard 200 albums chart - and Swift is now pulling her entire catalogue down from Spotify and others streaming platforms. Swift and her label Big Machine have always been particularly vocal about their fear that a presence on the big streaming platforms will damage first week download sales. Her last album, 'Red', was kept away  for seven months. Spotify had already noted the absence of the new record from its catalogue, with its official Twitter account retweeting a message to the musician pleading with her not to hold out too long. Deezer have also now removed Swift's catalogue from it's service.

More here http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/nov/08/taylor-swift-decision-pull-music-spotify-shot-arm-feminism

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