“With Beats Music and Rhapsody you have to pay for a premium package in order to access my albums, the 24-year-old singer told Time magazine (via Page Six). “And that places a perception of value on what I’ve created. On Spotify, they don’t have any settings, or any kind of qualifications for who gets what music. I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that’s that.”
Scott Borchetta, the CEO of Taylor‘s record label Big Machine Records, also opened up to Time and revealed the amount of money she has actually received in the past year: $496,044.
“The facts show that the music industry was much better off before Spotify hit these shores,” Borchetta said. “Don’t forget this is for the most successful artist in music today. What about the rest of the artists out there struggling to make a career? Over the last year, what Spotify has paid is the equivalent of less than 50,000 albums sold.”
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