Beyonce’s self-titled album, which has been re-released as a “Platinum Edition,” is finally on Spotify after nearly a year off the streaming platform. The new version, which adds remixes and bonus cuts, follows the original’s surprise 2013 iTunes exclusive release. Before this, fans could only stream a few of the album’s singles, according to TIME. This might help Spotify galvanize Beyonce fans, but it’s not making Taylor Swift budge on her stance against it.
In fact, Swift made it clear during an acceptance speech at last night’s American Music Awards that her Spotify perspective hasn’t changed, says The Hollywood Reporter. “What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in: that music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated,” Swift said.
The country star removed her discography from the streaming company earlier this year while calling the service a “grand experiment,” a move that’s fueled an ongoing debate about artists and streaming. Nevertheless, Spotify remains a platform used by stars like Beyonce and Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters, among others.