It looks like Taylor Swift and Spotify really are never ever getting back together. After the well-publicized removal of her music from Spotify, her catalog has appeared on TIDAL, one of the streaming services her dream brunch companion Jay Z paid $56 million for earlier in March.
In November Swift told Time why she decided to leave Spotify:
"I think there should be an inherent value placed on art. I didn’t see that happening, perception-wise, when I put my music on Spotify. Everybody’s complaining about how music sales are shrinking, but nobody’s changing the way they’re doing things. They keep running towards streaming, which is, for the most part, what has been shrinking the numbers of paid album sales.
"With Beats Music and Rhapsody you have to pay for a premium package in order to access my albums. And that places a perception of value on what I’ve created. On Spotify, they don’t have any settings, or any kind of qualifications for who gets what music. I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that’s that."
Jay Z first made a bid in January for the Swedish company Aspiro, which owns streaming services WiMP and TIDAL. Some shareholders considered blocking his bid after questioning his intentions for international expansion, but Hov's offer was eventually approved just ahead of a March 11 deadline.
You can stream everything but 1989 on Tidal here, and on any paid streaming sites including Beats.