Thank Tarnished Nu-Metallers Lostprophets for Taylor Swift's Short Spotify Return

By Gerald Lynch on at

She may be one of the biggest stars on the planet, but Taylor Swift is a notable absence in Spotify's increasingly-comprehensive streaming library. The Shake it Off star made a brief, unintentional return to the service over the weekend however – and, in a round about way, we've defunct, tarnished nu-metallers Lostprophets to thank for it.

The Welsh band (which fell apart after singer Ian Watkins was convicted of paedophilia) found its corner of Spotify's library hosting Swift's track I Knew You Were Trouble, credited to the rockers. The same mistake was also made over at Apple Music, though (aside from associating Swift with a convicted child abuser) its error was less egregious, seeing as the Cupertino company has an agreement with the singer to stream her music.

"The track in question was delivered to us by a provider, whose responsibility it is to ensure that content delivered to Spotify is fully licensed and in compliance with our Infringement Policy," Spotify said in a statement to the Telegraph.

"We take the integrity of our catalogue very seriously, and will immediately remove any content that is found to be incorrectly licensed or attributed to the incorrect artist or composer. The track was taken down as soon as it was discovered (3 days after it was delivered), and we will be taking the matter further with the provider who delivered this track."

At this rate, Adele might want to make sure 25 isn't popping up under Phil Spector's name. [Telegraph]