Taylor Swift to Spotify: You belong with me

Taylor's five albums will now be available on Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon and other streaming platforms, her representative confirmed to Billboard.

Previously, 27 year old star Swift had limited her tracks only to Apple Music, having persuaded the company to alter its stance on artist royalties.

The timing was even more interesting since the "Dark Horse" songstress, 32, has publicly discussed her feud with Swift multiple times in the last few weeks while promoting her fifth record.

Taylor wrote the song Bad Blood about their feud but has never directly addressed rumours it was about Katy. In an interview with Time Magazine, Swift said, "I think there should be an inherent value placed on art", adding, "Beats Music and Rhapsody you have to pay for a premium package in order to access my albums". The country-turned-pop superstar is offering her entire back catalog for streaming through all digital services. "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".

The superstar singer-songwriter has not yet announced a follow-up album, though it's been rumored that she's been recording in Nashville. Of course, Taylor did end up partnering with Apple Music, exclusively hosting 1989 on the service.

Perry has spoken out about the tension with her former friend.

Perry told late night TV host James Corden about the situation during the "Carpool Karaoke" segment.

She said: "I'm not Buddha - things irritate me". Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it. Swift knows Perry is hopefully waiting on those Witness downloads, and she swooped in to distract fans who haven't picked a pop star side by offering a major haul of her free music.

  • Salvatore Jensen