Spotify tries to woo back Taylor Swift

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(CNN Philippines) – Almost immediately after Spotify and Taylor Swift have called it quits, the world’s top music-streaming service wasted no time in trying to win the world’s biggest pop star back by sending her a love letter composed of her own music’s lyrics.

Spotify’s spokesman, Graham James, confirmed on Monday (November 3) the removal of Swift’s catalog from its music service at the request of the 24-year-old musician. The company then made a plea in a statement posted to Spotify’s blog, practically begging Swift to reverse her decision.

Although Swift is yet to confirm the falling out as of posting time, the singer publicly criticized streaming as a cause of declining album sales.

Through the Spotify software, an image was added to Swift's profile. It says: "@taylorswift13, we were both young when we first saw you, but now there's more than 40 million of us who want you to stay, stay, stay. It's a love story, baby, just say, Yes. " On her profile photo, Spotify added the hashtag "#justsayyes."

The lyrics Spotify used were lifted from Swift's top hits 'Love Story' and 'Stay, Stay, Stay.'

Another witty attempt by Spotify to woo back Swift are the playlists dedicated to her. One playlist entitled 'A little playlist poetry for Taylor Swift' contains song titles that when combined say "Hey, Taylor, We Wanted To Play Your Amazing Love Songs And They're Not Here Right Now. We Want You Back With Us And So Do, Do, Do."

All these efforts were aimed at making the top-selling pop artist change her mind and agree to team up with Spotify anew on building 'a new music economy that works for everyone.'

The streaming service, however, added that it’s the artists' absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy, that is why Spotify pays nearly 70% of its revenue back to the music community.