Taylor Swift is shaking off her opposition to Spotify and other streaming services.
The singer plans to restore her catalog in full to Spotify, Pandora, and other platforms starting on Friday, a source familiar with the situation confirmed. Swift originally pulled out of the platforms in 2014 over qualms with how the companies pay artists.
Each of Swift’s five albums will be available across all of the industry’s major services, including smaller contenders Tidal and Amazon.
A rep for Swift said in a statement to the Associated Press that her grand return was timed to celebrate a milestone in sales of her Grammy-winning album “1989.”
“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” the statement said.
Swift already made peace with Apple Music two years ago after she hashed out a high-profile beef with the company that ultimately compelled it to pay artist royalties during a six-month initial free trial period.
Swift was probably the biggest star to adamantly boycott the new technology and her about-face could have wider implications for the music industry.