Taylor Swift has accused Spotify of acting like a “corporate machine” when it comes to criticism. It wasn’t long ago that Swift wrote a strong minded letter to Apple Music for not paying artists royalists during their free 3-month trial to customers, before then, Swift had called out Spotify for similar reasons.
The difference was that Apple listened to Swifts’ complaint and soon made a turn around with their artist royalists policy while Spotify had an ‘aww well’ attitude towards her when she pulled her entire back catalogue from their site, saying she is “not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment“.
Since then she has spoken to Vanity Fair magazine about Spotify’s attitude towards it and said “Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about. And I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the startup with no cash flow [Spotify] reacted to criticism like a corporate machine“.
Back in November Spotify shared their disappointment regarding Taylor Swift’s decision, but did nothing to try and win her back, they also said that Swift had collected $6 million in earnings from streaming.