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Nobody comes out well from Taylor Swift streaming shutdown

By now you’ll surely know yesterday’s big digital music story: Taylor Swift’s entire back catalogue being pulled from Spotify and some of its rivals. Spotify chose to break the news itself with a blog post, telling...
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Taylor Swift pulls her catalogue from Spotify

As her new album (1989) looks like it will rocket past 1m sales in its opening week in the US, Taylor Swift has pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify. This is not, as has been the case with her previous albums, a windowing...
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Grooveshark Presents is a ‘fan-sourced live music initiative’

Streaming service Grooveshark remains a villain for many music rightsholders, with a recent high-profile court ruling having gone their way in declaring the site to have wilfully infringed copyrights. That isn’t stopping...
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Taylor Swift heading for 1m first-week US sales

Taylor Swift’s ’1989’ is shaping up as one of the pivotal albums of 2014, amid the ongoing panic over falling download sales within the industry. Billboard has the latest dispatch from the US, where ‘1989’ is now...
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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album leaked ahead of release

“Blame Canada for leaking Taylor Swift’s new album,” suggested the headline of a New York Magazine story on Friday, as ‘1989’ made its debut a few days ahead of the planned release, via various filesharing services....
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Taylor Swift tops the iTunes chart in Canada… with white noise

No, not White Noise – Taylor hasn’t (yet) covered the Disclosure song. But she did manage to reach the top of the Canadian iTunes Store singles chart this week with an accidentally-released song called ‘Track...
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Taylor Swift: latest windowing leaves UK fans fuming

The new Taylor Swift single is ‘Out of the Woods’ – the second track from her new album ‘1989’, which comes out next week. It was released on iTunes to buy this week, sparking a predictable surge of excitement...
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At least some Spotify users can see all song play-counts

Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count. Previously, these...
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Yahoo and Tor: a tale of two artists revealing new music

Taylor Swift and Aphex Twin are making new music. No, not together, sadly. But both revealed their next moves yesterday, making for an interesting contrast. Swift used a 30-minute livestream on Yahoo to announce plans for...
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Taylor Swift: ‘It’s my opinion that music should not be free’

As one of the highest-profile streaming windowers, the thought of Taylor Swift writing an opinion piece about digital music is an intriguing prospect. And that’s exactly what she’s done for the Wall Street Journal....
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Taylor Swift and Celine Dion take personal touch to engage with online fans

Some good press for Taylor Swift and Celine Dion this week, for using social media to respond to some of their keenest fans. Business Insider reports on how Swift has been popping up in the comments section of Instagram photos...
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Big Machine boss Scott Borchetta outlines ‘real concerns’ about streaming

Taylor Swift was one of the higher-profile streaming holdouts in recent years with her album 'Red'