Taylor Swift's Spotify Breakup, in Her Own Words

By Kate Knibbs on at

You can't hear Taylor Swift on Spotify anymore. The singer/songwriter/cat-wrangling priestess of modern romance is not a fan of the rates streaming services pay artists.

Many of Taylor's songs have gained attention for their direct references to her real-life relationships. Taking a closer look at her lyrics, the singer's fraught relationship to Spotify is obvious:

I used to think that we were forever ever, like I got this music in my mind [and on Spotify]. I remember thinkin' this sick beat [is streaming].

Oh, a simple complication [like artists rates]. Miscommunications lead to fall-out. I just... I mean this is exhausting [to be compensated unfairly for streaming rates]. Remind me how it used to be [when people paid for downloads]. You changed the rules, I got tired of waiting, wondering if you were ever coming around. I'm sick and tired of your attitude .

The haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate [Spotify, and me too probably].

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