Taylor Swift has come out bold against Apple company and decided not to stream her new album, 1989 on Apple music. And guess what, a day after she wrote the open letter to the company, the latter has decided to change their policy!
Tay Tay took to Tumblr on Sunday where she explained why her latest album 1989 will not be featured on the new streaming service.
After Taylor Swift withheld the streaming of her new album, 1989, Apple's executive, Eddy Cue tweeted, "We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple."
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"I'm sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I'm not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months," Swift explained. "I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company."
Taylor Swift raised the voice not just for herself but also for her team of producers, writers and others who work hard on the album.
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"These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call."
The singer admitted in her open letter that Apple is "working towards" a goal of paid steaming while fans enjoy the free trial for 3 months.
"I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," the 25-year-old said, describing Apple as one of her "best partners in selling music. "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," she added.
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"I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right," Swift concluded the letter. "But I say to Apple with all due respect, it's not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this."
After Tay Tay raised her voice against Apple, stars have come out to support the singer. Christina Perri tweeted, "This is so amazing. Thank you for writing this, @TaylorSwift13."
Apple Music launches on 30 June and after the open letter cry from Taylor Swift, they revised their policy and it will cost $9.99 (£6.30) per month in the US for one person or $14.99 for families.