Apple Music Will Not Have Taylor Swift’s 1989, Confirms Big Machine Records
Taylor Swift’s feud with the idea of online music streaming services is nothing new. We reported on it as far back as November 2014 when she ditched Spotify disallowing them to stream her songs.
If you thought she just had a beef with the service, you are wrong. Actually, she is not letting anyone stream her new music. This was revealed now that she has also decided to ditch Apple Music – the upcoming music service that is supposed to rival Spotify.
Just like she removed her music from them, she is also not going to let Apple Music stream her blockbuster album 1989. The news was confirmed by her label Big Machine Records on her behalf and by Apple separately.
Further adding to the details, Big Machine Records said that her back catalog is going to be available on Apple Watch just like it is on other services like Rdio and Tidal.
Just to give you an idea of what is the size of this news, let me share some details from Spotify. Before removing their license to play her songs, Spotify recorded that The Hunger Games soundtrack, Safe and Sound, had been played 32 million times and out of the total 40 million Spotify users, 16 million listened to her.
Taylor Swift believes that music should be consumed in albums and not through streaming as she thinks this devalues the work of an artist. Tell us if you agree with her on this or not.
Apple Music is scheduled to launch on June 30.