Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ will not be on Apple Music when service launches, spokesperson confirms

Swift's latest album was famously removed from Spotify in 2014

Taylor Swift‘s album ‘1989’ will not appear on Apple Music when the streaming service launches later this month (June).

Swift removed the entirety of her back catalogue off Spotify last year but it was rumoured she could make the album available via Apple’s new platform, which launches on June 30.

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However, a spokesperson for the pop star confirmed to Billboard that subscribers will not be able to hear the album. Swift’s older albums are available for through paid subscription-based streaming services such as Tidal and Rdio, but ‘1989’ is only available for sale online.

Taylor Swift recently spoke about the media’s intrusion into her personal affairs in the past, specifically the “public humiliation” she has faced regarding her love life. Swift told a magazine: “What else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone’s calling you boy crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That’s public humiliation. And I don’t think its fair.”

Swift headlines London’s Hyde Park on June 27. Swift will appear at the British Summer Time Festival on a bill which also includes performances from Ellie Goulding and John Newman.
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