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Taylor Swift to keep Reputation off Apple Music for one week

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Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week —including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

Services are still talking with Swift's associates to determine when they'll be able to host the album, according to Bloomberg sources. The streaming blackout won't affect the iTunes Store, where "Reputation" should be ready to download on Nov. 10.

Swift has been a frequent critic of streaming services, arguing that they devalue both her music and other artists. She famously wrote an open letter complaining about plans to skip royalties during three-month Apple Music trials —Apple quickly relented under pressure.

For a long time Apple Music became the only way to stream the album "1989," or simply more than a handful of Swift songs. The situation only reversed course in June this year.

Apple meanwhile used Swift in marketing, and offered up an exclusive concert video.

Swift's popularity has allowed her more control over terms than most artists. Independent musicians may sometimes be more likely to benefit from services such as Apple Music and Spotify, since they provide badly-needed exposure.

Source from http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/11/07/taylor-swift-to-keep-new-album-off-apple-music-other-streaming-services-for-one-week

About Reputation and Taylor Swift

Reputation (stylized as reputation) is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on November 10, 2017, through Big Machine Records. The album was primarily produced by Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback and Swift herself, who also serves as the executive producer. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and American rapper Future are both included as featured artists on its track "End Game". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold more than 925,000 copies in the US during its first three days of release.

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter who is one of the leading contemporary recording artists. The narrative songs about her personal life have received widespread media coverage.

 

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