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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'
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Mark Mulligan: ‘Delay releases to free platforms, not paid ones’

"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between the two very different...
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Rhapsody gets Taylor Swift album and launches ‘liner notes’

Last Autumn, Rhapsody launched a hashtag-fuelled online protest campaign against the decision to withhold Taylor Swift's 'Red' album from streaming services.
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1.2m US sales for Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ in first week

How did Big Machine Label Group’s decision to keep Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album off all streaming services, as well as Amazon and Google Play for its first week go? Pretty well: the album sold just over...
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Music Ally Report: Sofa So Good

Why Microsoft's new Xbox Music service is not an iTunes or Spotify killer but rather needs to be understood as more than just another standalone digital music service. It actually represents a wider battle for the living...
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Streaming service WiMP DOES have the new Taylor Swift album

We added this to our story yesterday on the streaming holdout for Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’, but it’s worth a post on its own, as the discussion gathers legs. Rhapsody, Spotify and Deezer might...
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Guess who else doesn’t have the Taylor Swift album…

As well as most streaming services, Taylor Swift's new album 'Red' is being held back from some major download stores: namely Google Play and Amazon MP3.
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Where’s Taylor Swift? She’s on Grooveshark, YouTube, BitTorrent…

Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’ is out this week, but for now you won’t find it on streaming music services like Rhapsody, Spotify or Deezer. Rhapsody’s senior director of content programming...
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Taylor Swift sells first-week 623k downloads of new single

“We are never ever getting back together,” Taylor Swift’s new single informs an ex-boyfriend. Expect her certainty to be reinforced by the sales: 623k copies of the song were bought digitally in the US alone...
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Justin Bieber has 1m Instagram followers

It seems Justin Bieber is proving fairly popular on photo-sharing service Instagram. He joined last July, and has since collected more than 1m followers - the first Instagram user to reach that milestone