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MMF backs Bono but is ‘disappointed’ at Taylor Swift

Daniel Ek wasn’t the only person issuing a public statement about the Taylor Swift affair. The Music Managers Forum came out with its own views yesterday in a “statement on recent streaming events”, and it backed Spotify...
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Big Machine and Spotify have bad blood over Taylor Swift payouts

If you thought Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s blog post on artists and streaming would settle the waters with Taylor Swift and her label Big Machine, think again. The two companies are now publicly arguing about how much Swift...
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‘Shake it off’ streams, November 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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American Express launches Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience app

Have you watched Taylor Swift's new music video, for her single 'Blank Space' yet? If so, you may have noticed the ad at the end for what looks like a brand new Taylor Swift tablet app. Here, watch for yourself: you'll need...
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Spotify boss Daniel Ek: ‘Taylor Swift is absolutely right’

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has published a blog post responding to the last week's controversy surrounding Taylor Swift's decision to pull her back catalogue from the streaming service. "Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music...
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Us the Duo making hay on Spotify from Shake It Off cover

You can’t stream Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ on Spotify now. Well, not her version. YouTube’n’Vine stars Us the Duo have been doing rather well with a cover version of the song, which they say has been streamed...
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Bono: labels not Spotify should field streaming anger

The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real enemy,...
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Adele’s manager on Spotify, YouTube and premium streaming

Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins has defended Spotify while suggesting it needs to rethink its non-windowing policy. “Personally, I think streaming’s the future, whether people like it or not, but I don’t believe...
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Big Machine on Taylor Swift v Spotify: ‘There’s a big fist in the air over this’

We heard from Taylor Swift last week about the decision to pull her back catalogue from Spotify, and now her label’s founder Scott Borchetta has broken his silence on the matter too. “We determined that her fan base...
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Taylor Swift on Spotify: ‘It didn’t feel right to me’

Taylor Swift broke her silence over the removal of her catalogue from Spotify yesterday, and it may be the most damaging criticism the company has faced yet from an artist. “Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape...
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The Taylor Swift pulldown is about free versus premium on-demand streaming

It’s becoming much clearer what this week’s removal of Taylor Swift’s back catalogue from some streaming music services is all about. The key point: Taylor Swift is not anti-streaming. Her albums are still available...
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Shake It Off was making $84k a week on Spotify before its removal

With Taylor Swift’s entire back catalogue now removed from Spotify, fans using the service can’t stream her tracks, including recent single ‘Shake It Off’. Which, as it turns out, was the most-streamed song on...