Why Taylor Swift Pulled All Her Music From Spotify

And how the streaming service responded to losing the star's music.

ByABC News
November 4, 2014, 11:02 AM

— -- Taylor Swift fans on Spotify were dealt a difficult blow this week when her label, Big Machine Records, pulled all her music from the streaming service.

The 40 million subscribers to Spotify won't be able to listen to her new album, "1989," or any of Swift's past music.

Swift's rep had no statement for ABC News about the situation but, in the past, Swift, 24, has been open about her feelings for streaming music on sites like Spotify.

She told The Wall Street Journal last summer that "piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically and every artist has handled this blow differently."

Swift isn't the first artist to withhold her music from Spotify. For instance, Beyonce and bands like Coldplay don't offer their songs there.

As Big Machine Records pulled Swift's songs Monday, Spotify responded by saying how much the company loves Swift.

"We hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy," Spotify posted on its blog.

Spotify also posted playlists, "A Little Playlist Poetry for Taylor Swift," and, "What to Play While Taylor’s Away," including songs from Sam Hunt and Ed Sheeran, to help Swift's fans cope.

Swift's music, including "1989" -- which sold 1.3 million copies in just the first week of release -- is still available on iTunes.