Apple caves to Taylor Swift's request

Apple caves to Taylor Swift's request
Apple introduced it's new music streaming service with a three month trial period. For customers a three month free of pay trial period seems like a great deal. However, for artists the news wasn't that good. In fact, Apple said that it won't be paying artists for the listens during the three month period at all.

Taylor Swift argued that it was a shocking and disappointing in an open letter released on Tumblr. Only hours after it was released Apple took another look at the policy and decided to change it.



Apple boss Eddy Cue announced on Twitter that Apple will be paying artists for the listens during the three month trial period as well. At this point it is unknown though how the pay compares to pay from a normal listen. Also it is unclear if Taylor Swift will indeed now bring the hugely successful album 1989 to Apple Music That would make Apple Music the first music streaming service to feature the album in question.

Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 22 Jun 2015 10:26
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Apple Taylor Swift Apple Music
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  • 2 comments
  • ivymike

    And here I thought Apple had balls. Steve Jobs would be unimpressed.

    23.6.2015 15:11 #1

  • ivymike

    BTW, Taylor Swift sounds like a royal bitch complaining and shit.

    23.6.2015 15:12 #2

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