Taylor Swift announced new tour dates on Monday, and they include two stops at Sprint Center.
Pre-sales for North America shows start Friday. You’ll want to hit TaylorSwift.com for more details.
Meanwhile, Swift pulled her music from the streaming service Spotify over the weekend, leaving fans no option but to buy copies of her songs elsewhere. Or listen to something else.
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Spotify posted on its site Monday, “We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone.”
Spotify noted that nearly 16 million people listened to Taylor Swift songs in the last 30 days.
“We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy,” the statement read. “That’s why we pay nearly 70 percent of our revenue back to the music community.”
Spotify revealed last year that it paid artists an average of less than a penny per play. But the Root explained in 2010 that for every $1,000 in music sold, the average musician makes $23.40. Gawker also had some not-so-flattering things to say about Swift’s rosy outlook for the music industry, as she explained in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year.
Business Insider reported that last month Jimmy Buffett had asked Spotify to pay him more, saying artists who stream their music on Spotify are “at the end of the pipeline” when it comes to the money Spotify pays labels for permission to stream albums.
But Swift isn’t alone. Thom Yorke of Radiohead pulled material from the site in 2013 in a protest over pay. AC/DC doesn’t allow its music on Spotify. Neither do the Beatles.
Forbes reported that Swift made $64 million in 2013.