Taylor Swift returns to Spotify
Taylor Swift is shaking off her opposition to Spotify and other streaming services.
The singer plans to restore her catalog in full to Spotify, Pandora, and other platforms starting on Friday, a source familiar with the situation confirmed. Swift originally pulled out of the platforms in 2014 over qualms with how the companies pay artists.
Each of Swift’s five albums will be available across all of the industry’s major services, including smaller contenders Tidal and Amazon.
Swift already made peace with Apple Music two years ago after she hashed out a high-profile beef with the company that ultimately compelled it to pay artist royalties during a six-month initial free trial period.
Swift was probably the biggest star to adamantly boycott the new technology and her about-face could have wider implications for the music industry.