Apple Music is coming but before it launches to the public, Taylor Swift had them change one of their policies. What is it? Read below for the full details.
According to BBC, Swift has refused to allow her “1989” album be streamed on Apple Music. It was because she didn’t think the 3-month free trial to subscribers is fair for artists like her. She even argued that the company has the money to pay artists:
“I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company. Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation,” Swift said.
And she was heard!
Executive Eddy @Cue took to Twitter to answer Swift’s demand, “We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.”
Cue said that he admires Swift for taking her stand. When he say Swift’s note, he knew that they need to change something and they did.
Upon hearing that Apple changed their policy, Swift tweeted Sunday night, “I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.”
Apple Music will be launched in public on June 30, 2015. It will cost $9.99 per month is the US for one person or $14.99 for families.
Calvin Harris, Swift’s rumored boyfriend also took to Twitter to express support, “I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry. What a day.”
Various artists in the music industry also expressed praise and support towards Swift for taking a stand.
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