(CelebrityAccess) — After years of exclusivity on Apple Music, Taylor Swift has returned her catalog to competing streaming music services.
Taylor Nation, the official ministry of propaganda for Swift, announced her return to non-Apple streaming in a social media post on Thursday night, framing the return as a celebration of her album "1989" selling more than 10 million copies, as well as earning a 100 million song certification announcement from the RIAA.
While Swift was officially exclusive on Apple Music, fans could still come across her music on Pandora, leaving Spotify users in the cold. Swift famously took Spotify to task in 2014 over their freemium tier.
"It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is. I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art," Swift wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in 2014. Swift and her team were also exercised about Spotify's no 'windowing' policy that prevented music from being available only to premium users for a specific time period after release. Swift and her team at Big Machine characterized this scheme as a loss of control of catalog for artists and their labels.