- The Washington Times - Friday, December 1, 2017

Taylor Swift’s bad blood with music-streaming services appears to be a thing of the past.

The pop star’s new chart-topping album, “Reputation,” debuted worldwide Friday on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and other music-streaming services. Physical copies of the album first hit music stores just three weeks ago.

The move comes a few months after Ms. Swift’s June return to Spotify after a nearly three-year absence.

In November 2014, shortly after the release of her previous album — “1989” — Ms. Swift dramatically pulled her entire music catalog from Spotify, complaining that streaming arrangements were a bad financial deal for artists like herself due to the way in which the companies operating them calculated and distributed royalties.

As Billboard reported Thursday, the “Reputation” launch appears to have been done without any advance buzz from Miss Swift’s publicists, who had been mum on when, if at all, the album would be released to streaming services.



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