Taylor Swift Announces ‘1989’ Tour Dates by Removing All Her Albums from Spotify
The 24-year-old removed all of her music from Spotify this morning, but at least she tried to make it up to us by announcing her ‘1989’ World Tour dates on her website. Meanwhile, Spotify announced the news of Taylor leaving
through their tears on their blog.
This news comes just days after Spotify criticized Swift for not making her latest album, ‘1989’, immediately available to stream. A spokesperson said, “Taylor Swift has nearly 2 million active followers on [Spotify] who will be disappointed by this decision.”
Spotify is probably wishing they didn’t pick a fight with the young pop star, since now none of Taylor’s music is available for her fans on Spotify. Tsk tsk Spotify; one way or another, Taylor almost always gets back at her ex-lovers.
blog post read, “We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more – nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she’s on over 19 million playlists. We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy. That’s why we pay nearly 70% of our revenue back to the music community.”
Those numbers are reason enough for why Spotify is so sad about Taylor’s decision. So, in a last ditch effort to win her back, Spotify wrote, “PS – Taylor, we were both young when we first saw you, but now there’s more than 40 million of us who want you to stay, stay, stay. It’s a love story, baby, just say, Yes.”
Cheesiness aside, it’s a bittersweet day for fans…unless you’re one of the projected 1.3 MILLION people that bought a copy of her CD!
Last week, Billboard reported that ‘1989’ was on track to break record sales and sell over 1.3 million – which means it would have the largest sales week since 2002, and would surpass the one-week sales record for an album by a woman (which Britney Spears’ ‘Oops! … I Did It Again’ set in 2000).
Will topping the Billboard charts be enough for Taylor? Or should we expect a song about her break-up with Spotify by the time her tour concludes?