CrunchWeek: Taylor Swift Shakes Off Spotify, Sean Rad Gets Demoted

This week we diverted from our usual approach to filming CrunchWeek with three hosts from our San Francisco office. Instead, New York-based TechCrunchers Jordan Crook and Anthony Ha Skyped in to chat about Taylor Swift removing her back catalog of music from Spotify and Sean Rad’s removal from the CEO position at Tinder.

Instead of meandering around topics for 15 minutes, we got right to the core of the issues this week: can artists push back against the massive shift in user behavior from buying songs and albums to paying for unlimited music subscriptions? How does leadership at Tinder affect growth? And what does it mean when IAC says they want a CEO like Eric Schmidt?