Apple Music to Pay Labels Following Taylor Swift’s Complaint
Never -- and I mean ever -- underestimate the power of Taylor Swift!
After a vocal objection by Taylor yesterday, Apple Music will pay artists during its free three-month trial period after Taylor Swift penned an open letter in which she scrutinized the company’s current policies. “When I woke up this morning and I saw Taylor’s note that she had written, it really solidified that we needed to make a change,“
Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue told The Associated Press on Sunday. In the letter, which she posted to Tumblr, Taylor wrote that her latest album 1989 would not be available on the Apple Music streaming service because she found it “shocking and disappointing“ that the company didn’t pay royalties during the trial period.
Following Apple’s change of heart, Taylor responded with a tweet: