Taylor Swift Is Withholding 'Reputation' From Streaming Service in First Week of Sales

While the highly-anticipated album will be absent from streaming services like Spotify for a week, it will still be available on online stores.

AceShowbiz - It seems fans need to wait a little longer to listen to %cTaylor Swift%'s "Reputation" on streaming services. It has been reported that representatives for the 27-year-old pop star told streaming services that the highly-anticipated album would not be available through the services during its first week of sales.

A source revealed that Taylor is still in the middle of negotiation to decide when the album will be made available. "Taylor's camp obviously want the highest sales possible so they are still determining the best time to make it available for streaming. The one-week exclusion is for sure happening and there are talks that it'll be held until after the holiday season," the source said. Despite its absence on streaming services, "Reputation" will still be available on online stores like iTunes starting from November 10.

Taylor is known for her vocal critics of streaming services. Back in 2014, she pulled all of her songs from Spotify, saying that the streaming service felt like a grand experiment to her and that she didn't want to contribute her works to an experiment.

"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. And I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free," Taylor explained.

In other news, the Grammy Award winner has unveiled a clip from her secret listening sessions on YouTube ahead of the release of the album. The clip shows Swifties having fun at the event, dancing and singing along the tracks as well as taking pictures with their idol.

A fan gushes, "It's just amazing that someone I've looked up to for almost ten years is.. I finally get to meet her face-to-face for the first time." Another fan exclaims, "We flew from Ireland [to London]. None of our friends know. We left the country in secret because of Taylor!"

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