Taylor Swift shuns Spotify – for Jay Z

AFTER pulling her entire back catalogue from Spotify, Taylor Swift has sanctioned Jay Z's new streaming service to host her music.

The singer's albums - with the exception of 1989 - all appear on Tidal, the Sweden-based company Jay Z bought for $56m (£38m) two weeks ago.

Swift removed her back catalogue from Spotify in November following the release of her latest album 1989.

>> Taylor Swift dumps Spotify, it begs her to return

>> Taylor Swift's label denies Spotify's $6m payout claim

She said at the time: "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of music.

"I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."

Tidal, which aims to provide CD-quality streaming, offers subscribers access to 25 million tracks, 75,000 music videos and other content including artist interviews for £19.99 per month.

A spokesperson for the singer confirmed to MTV that Taylor's albums are available on Tidal, except for 1989 - despite it showing up as a picture on the streaming service.

"Taylor Swift's albums, except for the multi-platinum 1989 all appear on streaming services that require a subscription fee. This has never been changed. Big Machine Records believes music has value and we do not believe Taylor's music should be made available for free," they said.

Swift's music is also available on other subscription streaming services including Rhapsody, Google Play Music and Beats Music.

Jay Z's company Project Panther took over Sweden-based Aspiro, which owns Tidal and streaming service WiMP, on 13 March.

>> Taylor Swift video that highlights the darker side of fame

>> Taylor Swift grants dying four-year-old fan's last wish

According to Forbes, Jay Z has ambitions to allow artists involved in the streaming services to reap more rewards than the current corporate streaming model.

The rapper will now compete with the likes of Beats Music, which was founded by Dr Dre and bought by Apple in 2014.

Topics:  jay z spotify taylor swift

premium_icon Three men charged on separate historic sex crimes

Three men have been charged with separate historic sex offences by Towsville detectives; two of the victims in the cases were children at the time of the alleged offending.

Three historical cases of rape have come to light in Qld

5700 Gympie households can save $5000 a year

Finance experts say that, based on an average 30-year home loan of $371,100, households could save $5412 a year in repayments with a few simple steps.

We show you how to make money from your home

Last chance to avoid jail for repeat drink driver

TESTING TIME: Breath tests led drivers to court in Gympie this week.

Man's choice - disqualification and good behaviour or jail

Local Partners

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

IT TAKES a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage in Puppetry of the Penis, but this audience member left the performer flabbergasted.

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release

How to throw a star-studded party

He’s on the list! Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs pictured at Nana Judy’s party at Coachella. Picture: Facebook

How to throw a star-studded party, according to Nana Judy