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AMAs: Artists split on Spotify after Taylor Swift controversy
AMAs: Artists split on Spotify after Taylor Swift controversy

Taylor Swift made headlines earlier this month after making the decision to pull her entire discography off the online streaming service Spotify. Though music industry pundits have heralded Swift’s move as historic, taking a stand against the payment model of streaming services, many artists find themselves straddling the line: Make their music as accessible as possible using such services or retake control of their art by ensuring premium prices are paid for its consumption. At Sunday’s American Music Awards, Swift’s watershed moment – and her album’s instant-platinum sales numbers – were all the buzz on the red carpet. “Each artist has the...

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