Taylor Swift Just Released Her Long-Awaited Album Reputation. Here's How You Can Listen

From TIME - November 9, 2017

Taylor Swifts long-awaited sixth studio album Reputation dropped just before midnight Thursday. But not everyone can hear it.

Swift, following in her own footsteps, is not streaming the 15 songs on the albumexcept for the first four, which were put out prior to the full release. Instead, fans will need to pay up to hear her latest tunes, either by buying a physical copy or ponying up the $13.99 for the iTunes purchase. Speculation is rife about when, exactly, the full set will pop up on streaming services like Spotify, but according to Bloomberg, it will be at least a week before Swift raises the floodgates for digital consumption.

While this might come as a surprise to some, its not without precedent.

Swift has long been vocalabout artist rights. In 2014, she pulled her music from the site, telling TIME,I think there should be an inherent value placed on art. I didnt see that happening, perception-wise, when I put my music on Spotify. (It wasnt until this summer that she made her own song catalogue available again.)


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