Taylor Swift Albums Unavailable on YouTube Music KeyAdded: Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Despite Taylor Swift being criticized for making her albums available on YouTube Music Key streaming service while removing them from Spotify, it turned out that Swift’s back catalogue won’t be available there either.
New YouTube Music Key streaming service has already sent out first batch of invitations, and early adopters discovered that they can play some of Taylor Swift’s singles, but her full albums are unavailable on the new service.
As a result, music observers’ criticism of Swift for a suggested deal with YouTube was reassessed. Some of them apologized to the singer for questioning why she decided to favor Google over other streaming services. But why did they initially make such a conclusion?
It turned out that Swift’s back catalogue was accessible via Music Key a couple weeks ago, when it was demonstrated to journalists. Google has also confirmed that the albums were available on its service, though Swift’s label has not responded to a similar question. This was an interesting situation, because the singer and the label had made it clear in public statements that no albums would be available on free streaming music services. As you may know, Swift’s back catalogue was recently removed from Spotify.
Taylor Swift claimed that she just didn’t agree with “perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free”. This is why they made a decision to pull everything off of Spotify and any other service that doesn’t offer a premium service. Later, YouTube had to admit that the albums were now not available on it Music Key streaming service, with the demonstration shown to journalists being an internal-only version of the service.
In other words, it looks like Swift’s albums were removed from Music Key between the demo and the launch. However, there are doubts that there was ever a licensing deal with Google to have them available in the first place.
Industry observers joke that YouTube is lucky to not be sued by Swift. However, Google may not be so lucky with music industry veteran Irving Azoff, whose Global Music Rights company is demanding to remove over 20,000 tracks from Music Key by a list of songwriters including Pharrell Williams and The Eagles.
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Friday, December 5th, 2014
|posted by (2014-12-06 04:13:23)|
|Thanks for the info ozi|
|posted by (2014-12-06 12:37:37)|
|who is this Taylor Swift? and what does she add to music. Nothing! in a word is the short answer, Her music is not good in my opinion. The world and spotify won't miss T. Swift very much because there are far more talented singers and bands out there that gladly want you to hear their music on any medium. I suppose this is what happens when an artist gets too big for their own boots and backed up by the useless music industry, they just don't get it and never will.|
|posted by (2014-12-08 07:54:22)|
|Instead of getting small revenue from streaming her music, she will now get none because everyone will just torrent it. Well done Taylor Swift, you're on your way to the poor house quicker than most!|
|Nice going Taylor Swift, we now know how you think about your|
fans and people in general. Like your said, this is what happens
when an artist gets too big. She's all about big money now.
Personally, I don't like her music or country music and wouldn't
download it even if it was free. Now it's open TORRENT Season.
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