Taylor Swift changes her tune, allows Apple Music to stream "1989"
posted by Alan F. / Jun 25, 2015, 1:39 PM
Swift then wrote an open letter to Apple on her Tumblr page. She and her friends "Admire and respect Apple so much," she wrote. "We simply do not respect this particular call." The letter plus the publicity led Apple to change its mind and the company will now pay writers, artists, labels and producers whose music is streamed during the three month trial period. Apple Music will debut on June 30th with the launch of iOS 8.4, featuring an exclusive new single from Pharrell Williams.
Now that Apple has done what she asked for, Swift announced today via a tweet that her "1989" album will be available on Apple Music. The LP will not be exclusive to Apple. She added that this is "the first time it’s felt right in my gut to stream my album." Previously, she refused to allow rival streamer Spotify to offer "1989" since it has a free music tier supported by ads.
source: @taylorswift13 via TheGuardian
Perhaps soon she'll change her mind and this will happen:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 1:40 PM 4
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Although in the end it does come down to money. However with that said. Should more money go into Apples pockets, or the artists pocket? Personally more money should go to the artists.
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 2:00 PM 0
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She didn't have a choice really. After the uproar she made, and after Apple changed their mind, she would have looked bad had she not made this available..
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 1:45 PM 4
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Which is probably the reason why Apple changed its mind. Now they have both Taylor Swift's album and her stamp of approval. It's hard to figure out exactly who's playing who.
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 4:24 PM 2
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It's funny to know that such a things like these are not about rights or personal affairs, this is about money and money only...
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 1:47 PM 13
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Mind as well you read Taylor's statement, she doesn't need the money because she's hell rich already, she's representing in behalf of those rising performers who are still covering their debts..
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 5:15 PM 1
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Of course it's always about money, you think they produce music for free? That's why it's called a protest. If apple didn't respond properly she still won't put her album in apple music. She don't hate apple, she just want a fair compensation.
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 6:54 PM 0
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PA rather write an article about Eminem first interview on apple music Beats 1 radio than this attention seeker
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 1:49 PM 2
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Eminem? I didn't care about him back when he was relevant.
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 2:01 PM 3
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Music is MUCH more than playing instruments. Lyrics have just as much to do with music as the actually beat. You're quite ignorant. By your definition, no rapper is a musician.. which is false. They are musical artists, just as much as Taylor Swift or anyone else. Just because you do not like hip-hop music, does not give you the right to be ignorant about it.
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 2:18 AM 0
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