AceShowbiz - %cTaylor Swift%'s music is back on a streaming service after it was yanked off Spotify. However, instead of taking it back to the popular site, the singer strikes a deal with its competitor Tidal which was recently bought by music mogul %cJay-Z%.
Her rep said, "Taylor Swift's albums, except for the multi-platinum '1989', all appear on streaming services that require a subscription fee. This has never changed. Big Machine Records believes music has value and we do not believe Taylor's music should be made available for free."
However, a display on Tidal apparently suggested the album was available for streaming. To avoid confusion, the singer and her camp quickly corrected, "1989 is NOT available on Tidal. 1989 is NOT available on any streaming service. I realize the image appears there but it does not stream on their platform."
Taylor Swift removed her catalog from Spotify because she believed the streaming site didn't "fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators" of music. "I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free," she previously told Yahoo! Music.
Jay-Z spent $56 million to purchase Aspiro, a Swedish company that developed and launched two emerging music streaming apps; WiMP in Europe, and Tidal in the U.S. and U.K. They offer high-quality streams with a monthly fee of $20, which is double the cost of some other rival services.