After checking her latest bank balance, Taylor Swift might be regretting her lengthy tiff with Spotify.
The pop star's sudden return to the music streaming service has earned her around $550,000 in just over a week, from both streaming revenue and publishing royalties, Billboard reports.
Swift had spectacularly pulled her back catalogue from the service in November 2014, after penning an essay in which she criticised the streaming model – specifically its ad-sponsored free tier, which then paid artists $0.0012 per track – saying musicians should not "undervalue their art".
Spotify bristled at her decision, publicly pleading for her to change her mind and saying they believed "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."
In an abrupt note on her management's Instagram account earlier this month, Swift announced her back catalogues would be suddenly reintroduced to streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and Amazon, after almost three years in the digital wilderness.
The singer's management said the move was made "in celebration" of her album 1989 selling over 10 million copies worldwide and earning a 100 million song certification announcement from the RIAA.
But the timing was criticised online as a petty power-play, coming in the same week as her rival Katy Perry released her new album Witness.