We have been hearing the theme that artists aren't getting paid using Spotify. Every once in a while someone will come out and try to refute the claim but to no avail. Paid downloads on iTunes have been on the decline, while paid streaming has been on the rise. This Taylor Swift news reinforces the theory that Spotify isn't about making money for artists, but rather building exposure for content creators. If other big-time musicians leave Spotify, one has to assume the streaming model is put into question.