Taylor Swift Dumps Her Whole Catalogue on Streaming – the Same Day That Katy Perry's New Album Drops (and Fans Smell Shade)
Last year, Swift pulled her music from Spotify in a dispute over royalties
Taylor Swift just gave her fans the biggest gift – albeit with suspect timing.
“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,” Swift’s management team shared Thursday on Twitter and Instagram.
The singer’s five albums, including 1989, will play on Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer and other streaming platforms, her rep confirmed to Billboard.
Fans certainly saw a connection, with many taking to Twitter to speculate over Swift’s motives.
Swift got into a very public spat with Spotify in 2014 after she removed her entire catalog from the streaming service, including 1989. “I think there should be an inherent value placed on art,” she told TIME.
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Besides Apple Music, no streaming service was able to feature 1989. Swift only allowed Apple to stream her fifth studio album after the platform decided to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial.