Taylor Swift's music ban means she joins 9 other artists who have taken a stance against Spotify

Taylor Swift's music ban means she joins 9 other artists who have taken a stance against Spotify. Credit: PA

Taylor Swift's music ban means she joins 9 other artists who have taken a stance against streaming site Spotify.

She has been vocal about her dissatisfaction with the rates streaming services pay artists for their songs.

So she decided not to make her new album, "1989," available for streaming on Spotify and her entire back catalog has been pulled from the streaming service.

It means she joins at least 9 other artists to have taken a stance against the streaming website, either pulling music, or delaying album releases:

1. Foals

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has hit out against Spotify, saying : "I'd rather somebody stole the record on vinyl than bought it or streamed it on Spotify."

Video: YouTube / Foals

2. Thom Yorke

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has long been a critic of the streaming website.

Thom has often been vocal about the site's payment structure, reported to pay artists $0.007 per stream.

Video: YouTube / Radiohead

3. The Beatles

Until last month John Lennon’s solo catalogue was not available, while many Beatles songs are not on the service due to an exclusivity agreement with iTunes.

Video: YouTube / Leonardo Tajes Ferreira

4. The Black Keys

The band's drummer Patrick Carney criticised the owner of Spotify saying, "He's richer than Paul McCartney and he's 30 and he's never written a song."

The band's last two albums, El Camino and Turn Blue are not on Spotify.

Video: YouTube / The Black Keys

5. AC/DC

A Spotify search for the metal legends means you are more likely to find cover versions by tribute bands.

Video: YouTube / acdcVEVO

6. Garth Brooks

The country legend was has been inactive on Spotify and made his entire catalog available digitally for purchase through his website and launched his own streaming service called GhostTunes.

7. Bob Seger

The US rock singer-songwriter is one of the biggest to hold out on Spotify.

8/9 Beyonce and Coldplay

Video: YouTube / Coldplay Official

Both have in the past have delayed releasing albums to Spotify to give retailers an exclusive window to sell their albums.

However, Mark Mulligan, an analyst and Co-founder at Midia consulting, has a note of caution over the significance of Ms Swift's decision.

Mulligan told ITV News that "the average music fan" doesn't use streaming services like Spotify and that many people still use the radio and YouTube - mediums that the 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer is still "all over."

*Some songs by the bands and artists mentioned in this list may be found on Spotify because of complicated licensing deals.