Taylor Swift fans know better than to expect the singer’s songs to be streaming on Spotify!
But this weekend, one of Tay’s hits managed to sneak back onto the streaming service — under a weird alias!
As of Monday morning, the songstress’ 2012 hit I Knew You Were Trouble had been live on Spotify for three days — with almost 40 million plays (most of which came from when the original song was legitimately released by Swift)!
But it wasn’t under the artist name Taylor Swift but rather the copyright was attributed to former rock star and convicted sex offender Ian Watkins and his band Lostprophets!
The streaming service quickly took down the track Monday when it realized the mistake, saying the situation was “very weird.”
A spokesperson for Spotify told The Guardian:
“The track in question was delivered to us by a provider, whose responsibility it is to ensure that content delivered to Spotify is fully licensed and in compliance with our Infringement Policy. We take the integrity of our catalogue very seriously, and will immediately remove any content that is found to be incorrectly licensed or attributed to the incorrect artist or composer.
The track was taken down as soon as it was discovered (3 days after it was delivered), and we will be taking the matter further with the provider who delivered this track.”
It looks like Spotify is passing the blame — we wouldn’t want Swifty’s team mad at us either! LOLz!
Did YOU get to listen to Trouble before it was taken down?