As you may have heard by now, Taylor Swift removed her entire back catalogue from Spotify.
Some people probably saw it coming. After all, she published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year about the future of the music industry, and how art has value and should not be free. She dismissed piracy and streaming services, despite the fact she had earned $6 million from Spotify with her first four albums and various extra material, and when ‘1989’ finally hit shelves it was nowhere to be seen on the global service. A week following its release (once first week sales had come in) many were surprised when it still didn’t turn up there, but Taylor really hit headlines when instead of adding ‘1989’ to Spotify she pulled everything of hers from it. Every last album and song. Just gone.