Apple Music had to change its policy when the music heavy-weight Taylor Swift refused to upload her latest music on their streaming service. Taylor Swift joined forces with those fighting the new streaming service from Apple Music. Apple Music was going to offer free streaming for its customers for up to three months. This purportedly meant that the artists uploading their music on apple were to also offer their music for free for three months.
Taylor Swift decided to pick up arms for the littlest guy on the music scene in an open letter released via tumblr that was titled, “To Apple With Love.”
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation,” the 1989 singer wrote.
Apple Music has now backed out of the fight by offering to pay the artists for the customers’ free trial period of three months. Taylor Swift may have won this fight for the small time artists after all.
This is not the first time that Swift has been in a feud with streaming services. Late last year, the singer revealed that her “1989” album will not be available to stream in Spotify.
As Next Shark reported, the singer then joined Apple’s paid music services after protesting against Spotify for giving away artists’ music for free. The website then reported that some investigators have speculated that the big bosses of Apple pressured Swift to leave Spotify. It was said that some claimed that Apple was working with major music labels to pull out their music from brands offering freemium services.
There you have it on the latest news about the recent feud between Taylor Swift and Apple. Do you think Apple paid Swift to pull “1989” from Spotify? Sound off in the comments below.
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