Taylor Swift Explains Dumping Spotify—'Music Shouldn't Be Free!'

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Taylor Swift is explaining her decision to yank all her music from Spotify, saying she didn't feel it was a "fair" exchange.

As Popdust previously reported, TayTay removed her entire back catalog from the music streaming service without any warning, leaving fans upset and Spotify begging her to return.

But according to the singer, having the music available for free didn't make any sense to her.

"All I can say is that music is changing so quickly," she told Yahoo! Music. "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. 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."

Taylor went on to explain she was willing to give the whole concept of streaming a try, but ultimately felt it was just not a good fit for her, and not a good message for her fans.

"Also, a lot of people were suggesting to me that I try putting new music on Spotify with Shake It Off, and so I was open-minded about it. I thought, 'I will try this; I'll see how it feels.' It didn't feel right to me. I felt like I was saying to my fans, 'If you create music someday, if you create a painting someday, someone can just walk into a museum, take it off the wall, rip off a corner off it, and it's theirs now and they don't have to pay for it.' I didn't like the perception that it was putting forth. And so I decided to change the way I was doing things."

Sorry Spotify - it sounds like you guys are never ever ever getting back together!

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