Taylor Swift on Spotify: ‘I’m Not Willing to Contribute My Life’s Work to an Experiment’

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Taylor Swift performs live in Times Square on "Good Morning America," 10/30/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)TAYLOR SWIFT
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We’ve been guessing all week why Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify, and now here comes the real answer, straight from the artist herself. Unsurprisingly, it comes down to money. Also integrity. But mostly money. “The landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment,” Swift tells Yahoo. “And 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 this music.” It’s safe to say that Taylor Swift is never, ever coming back to streaming.

Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Left Spotify