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article imageAll Taylor Swift music pulled from Spotify free music service

By Nate Smith     Nov 3, 2014 in Music
As her latest album climbs the charts, musician Taylor Swift and her record label Big Machine Records are insisting as many listeners as possible pay to access her music on their computers or mobile devices.
All of Swift's music has been removed from the online streaming service, Spotify, on the heels of the release of her latest album, 1989.
Spotify announced the move in a blog post this morning.
"We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy," read a portion of the post.
Nearly 16 million Spotify users have played a Taylor Swift song in the last month, according to the blog post, and the pop star's music is featured on the playlists over 19 million users.
The 1989 album will be Swift's third record in a row to sell more than a million copies in its first week, making her the only artist to ever sell more than a milion copies of a given record in a week for three different albums, according to Billboard.
1989 is also having the biggest first week in sales since 2002 when Britney Spears released Oops..I did it again.
Billboard reports 1989 is also set to have the largest first week in sales since 2002 when Eminem released The Eminem Show.
Swift's 1989 has also debuted atop the UK charts.
Spotify has compiled a playful playlist of songs dedicated to convince Swift to return to Spotify, and for listeners to enjoy in her absence.
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