The pop star just announced via her official fan account that her music will now be available on multiple streaming platforms — including Spotify, Pandora, and more, as of midnight Friday.
Swift’s official fan account posted the following message earlier today: “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 return of Swift’s music on streaming is certainly a big deal. As EW points out, the singer had pulled most of her catalog from streaming services — including, most notably, Spotify — shortly after the release of 1989 in 2014. (For what it’s worth, in November of last year, Swift revealed that she was partnering with AT&T to launch her own streaming channel.) While some of her music ultimately made it back on to Tidal, Apple, etc. the fact that her entire collection of songs will now be available to listen to on a host of services is certainly good news for fans who just want to jam out to “Shake It Off” using whatever platform they wish.
Today’s announcement came as a surprise since Swift has kept a fairly low profile since she revealed that she was taking a break after wrapping up her 1989 world tour last year. In fact, during a Super Bowl pre-concert in February of this year, Swift reportedly told audience-goers that she will not be touring 2017. Since then, she’s only posted on social media a handful of times – including last month, when she took to Instagram to gush about HAIM‘s new album.