Are you one of the few with access to Jay Z’s high-fidelity music streaming service? Do you enjoy the musical stylings of Taylor Swift? It’s your lucky day!
Most of the pop star’s catalogue, save last fall’s release 1989, is on Hov’s TIDAL. The service is available for a seven-day trial, but requires a hefty $19.99 monthly subscription to keep the pure, lossless tunes going. It remains to be seen if Swift’s availability on the service—set for a March 30 U.S. relaunch—will be forever, or whether the arrangement, like Spotify, will go down in flames… or is just a fluke.
Swift’s music remains widely available on other streaming sites, including Rdio and Beats, though1989 is the current exception across the board. While Spotify initiially planned to offer her current blockbuster to non-fee-paying members as well as paid subscribers upon release, Swift’s team declined to participate and subsequently pulled her full catalog, a decision that was widely noted by fans and press upon the album’s release last fall.
In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal last summer, Swift wrote:
“In recent years, you’ve probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.”