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Taylor Swift Slams Spotify's Six Million Dollar Payout Claims! Her Label Says She Only Made HOW LITTLE From Them Last Year??

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Did Taylor Swift make a huge mistake pulling her music catalog from Spotify?

Their CEO Daniel Ek said the Blank Space singer left around $6 million on the table when she left the streaming service.

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Sounds like too much dough to say no!

But Taylor is calling BS on those big numbers.

Scott Borchetta, CEO of Taylor's record label, Big Machine, says Swifty had all her music on Spotify last year and only made a measly $496,044!

OK, that's a hefty sum too, but nowhere NEAR the six mil Spotify is claiming. And Taylor reportedly made more than that off of her VEVO/YouTube page!

But Spotify's head of communications Jonathan Prince says Taylor is making significantly more than Big Machine claims. He says:

"We paid Taylor's label and publisher roughly half a million dollars in the month before she took her catalog down - without even having 1989 on our service - and that was only going to go up."

Taylor's label says half a million for a whole YEAR, Spotify says she made that much in a month! Who should we believe?

Well, the question we have is, why would Taylor lie about it? If she really was getting all that money, why would she make such a fuss — or even leave at all?

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Meanwhile, Spotify has every reason to fib or fudge the numbers; they have to keep all the other musicians from ditching the service!

Especially considering some are already following Taylor's lead!

Jason Aldean and more of Taylor's Big Machine label mates have already started pulling their music from Spotify too!

Sounds like this battle is far from over! We wish we had the cold hard facts and numbers to see who is right once and for all!

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12 comments to “Taylor Swift Slams Spotify's Six Million Dollar Payout Claims! Her Label Says She Only Made HOW LITTLE From Them Last Year??”

  1. money6money6money6 says – reply to this


    Spotify must be those who lie because, knowing how the attractiveness of the lure of easy gain works on the spirit of greedy people, Taylor Swift would not withdraw all her eggs of the basket if that had been so profitable.

  2. NoOne says – reply to this


    This is how I see it: either I listen to your music on these song-streaming sites like pandora and spotify and you make SOME money, or I download your music for free and you get NO money.

  3. Eric says – reply to this


    I'll tell you where the 5.5 million went to.. PIRACY BITCH

  4. Sarah says – reply to this


    PEOPLE! Could you see not what is the issue here? MONEY! All she wants is MORE MONEY! END OF STORY.

  5. Harris says – reply to this


    Why are big machine label music the only ones being pulled out from Spotify. How can this get any more obvious. Certainly big machine is a corrupted music label company, keeping all the money for themselves. Idiots.

  6. Gordon says – reply to this


    maybe she wasnt paid much just for the simple reason that nobody actually streams her music on spotify. who knows. i'm just saying.

  7. Whatever says – reply to this


    No one had a thing to say about Spotify til that wench has something to say about it, and now everyone is like, "OMG! Spotify is evil."

  8. TaySchwit says – reply to this


    Why would spotify lie ? They could easily just show the payments to her label. It sounds like Taylor needs to hire an accounting firm to audit her label. Rock history is full of bankrupt artists screwed by their label.

  9. 9

    Lets be honest. Labels have been screwing over artists for years. It's not surprising that Taylor Swift and others have very little in their contract to cover for profits from label side-deals with the likes of Spotify. I can believe the label is getting 6M and Taylor only sees half a million.

    I think this is an example of either side stating their claim and the middle-man label keeping quiet.

  10. Ricky says – reply to this


    I am beginning to hate her less and pity her more for letting his record label suck every bit of her effort. Good move big machine for pushing the blame to spotify. Why don't just go ahead and blame us, the listeners and fans, for adopting spotify and streaming her music? I'm sure the record labels are always right, right?

  11. Vivann says – reply to this


    big machine is a money sucking machine

  12. Xavier says – reply to this


    doesnt make a difference to me. i'm just gonna torrent it and import to spotify as local files. it can also sync into my ipod. look who is the loser here