Taylor Swift Covers the Hollywood Reporter, Says She Didn’t Expect Colleagues’ Reaction to Spotify Move
Taylor Swift says she was taken aback by her colleagues' reactions to her decision to remove her music from Spotify.
Back in November, Taylor made the controversial decision to take off her entire catalog from the popular streaming service. The move caused quite a stir and upset many fans who are Spotify users. But the reaction wasn't all negative, states the cover star of the Hollywood Reporter's Rule Breakers 2014 issue.
"I didn't think that it would be shocking to anyone," Swift says in the cover feature. "With as many ways as artists are personalizing their musical distribution, it didn't occur to me that this would be anything that anyone would talk about. But I could never have expected so many text messages, emails and phone calls from other artists, writers and producers saying thank you."
In defending her decision at the time, Taylor said, "I'm not wiling to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music. And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."
In the new interview, the 'Shake It Off' singer goes on to discuss her love of Tumblr and rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose 'Backseat Freestyle' she notably lip synced to in a recent Instagram video. "I really wish that I was best friends with Kendrick Lamar, and I'm not. And it makes me sad daily."
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