Apple Music will boast over 30 million songs when it launches at the end of June, but Taylor Swift has decided to leave a blank space where her 1989 album would’ve been.
The pop star’s latest album 1989, which has sold more copies than any other record the last two years, will not be available to stream on Apple Music, Buzzfeed has learned. Swift created a public spat with Spotify last year when she denied the music service the rights to stream her hit album, and it appears that Tay is taking the same hard stance with Apple.
Taylor doesn’t plan to take all of her albums off Apple Music like she did to Spotify though. The singer’s rep at Big Machine Records told Buzzfeed that Swift’s back catalog will be found on Apple Music.
Beyonce made a similar decision in 2013 to not make her self-titled album available on Spotify and Rdio, but eventually relented to make a deluxe edition available for streaming 11 months later.
According to Swift’s rep, there are currently no plans to make her mega-hit album available on any streaming service, even though it’s been over six months since the album was released. Pulling her album from streaming services certainly hasn’t hurt Swift’s bottomline though. 1989 sold over 8 million copies worldwide since its release last October, making it one of the most successful albums of the past decade.