It isn't at all, until you remember that Katy Perry's new album, Witness, just so happened to be scheduled to drop at midnight too. After nearly three years, Swift has brought her entire music catalog back to music streaming platforms, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon and Google.
"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", the Taylor Nation Instagram account announced. In addition, her music is available on both Spotify's premium and ad-supported tiers.
Well, something tells me she'll also find this Machiavellian move by Swift as equally as messed up. The album included the song "Bad Blood", which is widely interpreted to be about her feud with Perry. The following year she announced she would withhold "1989" from Apple Music because of its policy of not paying artists and rights holders for music streamed during a three-month free trial period.
To the delight of her fans, Swift on June 9 reintroduced her entire back catalogue to Spotiy and other streaming services.
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She added, "Also, a lot of people were suggesting to me that I try putting new music on Spotify with 'Shake It Off, ' and so I was open-minded about it".
"Music is art, and art is important and rare", Swift wrote in an essay for The Wall Street Journal.
"Taylor Swift said she hates Spotify". Swift, who initially refused to release her 2012 album Red on Spotify, has previously said that "valuable things should be paid for". "Honestly, it's really like she (Swift) started it and it's time for her to finish it", Perry told talk show host James Corden in May.