Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales

And other things we gleaned from the Taylor Swift dust-up

Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out some $2 billion to artists since 2008. Also, Ek wrote that his Stockholm, Sweden-based company has paid musicians $1 billion in the last year.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.