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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'
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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...