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Spotify removes Taylor Swift track uploaded as ‘Lostprophets’

Imagine, in 2015, if someone uploaded Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' to various music-streaming services and download stores, as if it were by understandably-defunct rock band Lostprophets... Well, you don't...
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Four of the top five Instagram accounts are pop stars

Instagram turned five this week, and celebrated by releasing some stats on its community of 400m active users. They included the interesting fact that four of the top five Instagram accounts belong to musicians. Taylor...
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1D, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber boost YouTube subscribers

One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were among the 10 top YouTube channels in August by new subscriber additions. 1D added 510k new subscribers, taking their total to just over 17m on the video service. Swift added...
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Daniel Ek says Taylor Swift boosted Spotify profile in US

Spotify’s high-profile dispute with Taylor Swift had a silver lining in terms of raising awareness of the streaming service in the US, according to CEO Daniel Ek. “The middle of America found out what Spotify was, so...
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Taylor Swift’s takedown team targets Periscope videos

Prince took plenty of flak for his legal team sending takedowns to Vine over videos shot by fans at his gigs. Will Taylor Swift meet a similar fate for similar action against Periscope? TorrentFreak reports that Swift’s...
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Taylor Swift is outgunning gamers in the YouTube charts

We’ve regularly reported on the monthly YouTube charts published by analytics firm OpenSlate and online-video industry site Tubefilter. Usually, they show gaming or children’s channels at the top of the rankings: PewDiePie...
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Music stars get first dibs on Twitter’s new camera tools

Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean are among stars to have gained early access to some new camera tools from Twitter. All three were tweeting photos from MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend, with text and digital...
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Music Ally Report 373 – Beyond YouTube

Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the yard. We will make our...
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Taylor Swift added 600k YouTube subscribers in July

Taylor Swift’s ongoing Spotify holdout has led to questions in some quarters about why she’s still so committed to YouTube. Yet the latest chart from analytics firm OpenSlate and online video site Tubefilter offers some...
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Could Spotify bite the bullet and accept premium-only albums?

Spotify’s longstanding policy of not allowing albums to be windowed between its premium and free listeners was a key factor in the dispute with Taylor Swift that saw her remove her catalogue last year. Yet the streaming...
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Taylor Swift can appear in Spotify Discover Weekly playlists

None of Taylor Swift’s music is available to stream on Spotify, but she’s still popping up in some user’s Discover Weekly playlists, as The Verge discovered. Journalist Kaitlyn Tiffany was surprised to find ‘State...
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Taylor Swift compares Apple ‘humility’ to Spotify ‘corporate machine’

Anyone hoping for Taylor Swift's back catalogue to reappear on Spotify soon should probably avoid her latest interview with Vanity Fair, in which she unflatteringly compares the streaming service's response to her criticism...