Yeah, you’ll be able to hear a lot on Apple’s new music streaming program, Apple Music. More than you can hear on Spotify, the other streaming program you’re probably used to plugging into. But one album you won’t be hearing on either one? 1989 by pop sensation, Taylor Swift. Here’s what’s up.
Last year, Swift removed her entire catalogue from Spotify. She doesn’t approve of the service because she thinks it refuses to give artists fair pay. However, she did keep her older tunes on paid, streaming services like TIDAL. She’s just particular about 1989, proclaiming that it can only be downloaded for purchase or on a physical CD. And even though Apple has a decent reputation, Swift still won’t give them songs like “Shake It Off” and “Welcome to New York.”
Neither Apple nor Spotify will have 1989. No streaming service will because Swift refuses to budge from her business and artistic integrity. But Apple has all the rest of Swift’s music, and Spotify does not. That’s one thing Apple has that will make it stand out against its presumable top competitor.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about Swift’s decisions in the comments. Is she doing the right thing, or do you think she’s going a little over the top?