First Spotify, now Apple Music. Taylor Swift’s hit album, 1989, will not be available to stream on Apple upcoming music streaming service, according to BuzzFeed. Both Apple and Swift’s music label have confirmed that the album will not be available at launch. Though Apple Music will carry the rest of Swift’s catalog, these albums are available on other streaming services such as Rdio.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 was the number one selling album of 2014 and is still popular in 2015. So, this is a pretty big deal. It’s worth noting that the singer’s latest album is not available to stream anywhere. Swift says streaming is, “devaluing the art form,” and has pulled all of her music off of all streaming services.
Apple Music was originally announced on June 8th and will be available in over 100 countries on June 30th. On top of that, Apple will offer a three-month free trial for all customers. After said trial, the streaming service will cost $9.99 a month (or $14.99 for families).