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Taylor Swift once said of the streaming music scene, and Spotify in particular, that it feels like a "grand experiment," one in which she's not willing to contribute her life's work to because it doesn't fairly compensate the artists, song writers, and everyone else who contributes to the creation of music. She ended up pulling her library of songs from Spotify, though looking back on the situation. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says the high profile breakup actually benefited the company. To be clear, Ek isn't lashing out at Swift, who removed her songs from Spotify just prior to the launch of her "1989" album. However, letting Swift walk without meeting her and her PR team's demands amounted to a sorry-not-sorry... Read more...