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Apr 12, 2001

After three weeks of retail and digital download exclusivity, Taylor Swift's latest album -- "Reputation" -- has started rolling out on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited in Australia and other countries, where it is already December 1, suggesting it will come to the U.S., Europe, and other countries as December 1 rolls around.

Swift had previously debuted four singles from Reputation on Apple Music, including Look What You Made Me Do, ...Ready For It?, Gorgeous, and Call It What You Want, but she kept the full 15-track album off of Apple Music and other services for the past three weeks.


Besides the previously-released singles, there were a few behind-the-scenes videos about the making of Reputation's music videos that were exclusive to Apple Music released a few weeks ago. With the launch, all of this content will be streamable on Apple Music on December 1. In the United States, we can likely expect to see "Reputation" available on Apple Music starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

UPDATE 📲 #reputation is NOW available for streaming on @Spotify in Australia and New Zealand and will be available in the US tonight at midnight (12am ET on December 1st) 🎶 - Taylor Swift Updates (@SimplySFans) November 30, 2017

Swift and Apple have had a somewhat rocky relationship, with the artist in 2015 penning an open letter to Apple Music about the service's initial stance on refusing to pay royalties to artists during the three-month free trial period. Swift opposed this aspect of Apple Music, so she decided to keep her 2014 album "1989" off of Apple Music at the time.

Soon after the letter was publicized, Apple reversed course and began paying artists during this period of time when new subscribers are on the free trial of Apple Music. This eventually led to a closer relationship between Swift and Apple, with her music debuting on the service along with the launch of a series of Apple Music ads starring Swift that debuted throughout the spring of 2016.

Article Link: Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rolling Out on Apple Music


Apr 29, 2009
Silicon Valley, CA
Rolling out to deaf ears. I saw physical copies sitting on top of the beverage cooler at a Walgreens checkout counter.

So? The sales numbers are already in and she sold boatloads of physical copies. In fact I think this put her just behind Adele as the top singer able to still sell albums in this volume anymore period. I suspect Walgreens counter displays don’t reflect the market.


macrumors 68000
Aug 14, 2014
Whoever thought that was an attractive album cover should be flogged.

I don’t listen to her nor do I know any of her songs, but that’s actually a very clever album cover art. It goes precisely well with the word “reputation”
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 30, 2008
Does the Apple Music album have fewer tracks than the iTunes version? (I thought I heard it would a while back)
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