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Taylor Swift withholds album from Apple Music

Taylor Swift has withheld her latest album 1989 from tech giant Apple's new music streaming service.

The Love Story hitmaker made headlines in November (14), days after 1989's release, when she removed her back catalogue from streaming provider Spotify because she wanted better compensation for the use of her music.


She later handed control of her back catalogue to Jay Z's rival service Tidal, which has promised more money for artists, but held back her 2014 record 1989.


It has now emerged that Swift is also handing her music over to Apple's new service, Apple Music, which was launched earlier this month (Jun15), but she is also withholding 1989.


A representative for Swift's label Big Machine Records has confirmed the album will not be available on the service when it goes live on 30 June (15).


The rest of her back catalogue will be available to stream on the Apple Music, Rdio and Tidal sites, but 1989 is currently not accessible for streaming on any portal.