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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...
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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...