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Taylor Swift is defending her decision to break up with the popular streaming music service Spotify and as of now, it doesn't look like the two will get back together. Like, ever.
The 24-year-old country-turned-pop star and songwriter's move came soon after she released her anticipated new album, 1989, which has sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week, and three months after she declared in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that, in her opinion, "music should not be free." The record was also leaked early, which angered many fans.
"If I had streamed the new album, it's impossible to try to speculate what would have happened," Swift told Yahoo! Music in an interview posted on Thursday. "But all I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. And I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music. And I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."