Dubious Indeed: Taylor Swift Releases Music Catalog on Spotify Same Day Katy Perry Drops New Album
Taylor Swift music lovers, rejoice! The “Bad Blood” singer released her entire song library on all streaming services today, which means we can finally curate T-Swift Spotify playlists to our heart's content. Coincidentally (is it, though?), our other fave ferocious pop star, Katy Perry, dropped her new album, Witness, today.
Swift says the catalog release was a gesture to her fans to celebrate over ten million copies sold of her album 1989. Merci, Tay, but we're still scratching our head about the timing and chatter of an alleged feud with Perry.
The pop stars' reported feud began after Perry hired three of Swift's backup dancers while they were still on tour. Perry claims that the dancers worked for her first and that she attempted to communicate this to Swift. Instead, the singer wrote “Bad Blood” to let Perry know exactly how she felt.
The other slightly out-of-tune tidbit about the simultaneous music release is that Swift initially removed her music catalog from Spotify in 2014, claiming the business model was unfair to artists. We're noticing some definite flip-flopping, but we're willing to forget the judicial hearing because nothing feels better than when “Roar” or “Blank Space” is shuffled to the top of our workout playlist.