Why Taylor Swift “Broke Up” With Spotify

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Backed up by her record-breaking album sales, Taylor Swift and her label have made a bold decision to remove her back catalog from Spotify. Tension between musicians and streaming services over low royalties (reportedly around $0.007 per play) has been brewing for quite a while, but it took something as strong as Swift’s popularity and negotiating clout to break away from the increasingly influential streaming service. Unlikely to spread to other artists in the music industry, this incident may just be one of the growing pains for Spotify.