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    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:17:02

    Is Taylor Swift the Only Artist Who Matters? - Businessweek thinks so…

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    Taylor Swift covers Businessweek, the feature of which posits that she is the only artist who matters, with 1989 selling records like they used to in 1999..but not quite 1989, literally. That was a way different time and period, when tons of records sold millions upon millions.

    Scott Borchetta, the head of Big Machine, the country label to which Swift is signed, spoke about their decision to pull her music from Spotify.

    He said, "We're not against anybody, but we're not responsible for new business models. If they work, fantastic, but it can't be at the detriment of our own business. That's what Spotify is."

    So that's why her tunes were yanked from the service.

    Borchetta did not have to work hard to convince his artist to comply with the decision, saying, "We went to [Swift] and said, 'If we're going to make a statement, let's be very specific and bold. All of your music has value.' And she agreed."

    The full Swift story is Businessweek.com.

    Did you nab a copy of 1989 yet?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.14.14



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