Taylor Swift changes her tune, allows Apple Music to stream "1989"

Taylor Swift changes her tune, allows Apple Music to stream
Here's a story that will bring relief to many of Taylor Swift's fans planning on subscribing to Apple Music. The singer has now decided to reverse her position and will allow Apple to stream her hot selling "1989" album. Originally, Swift refused to allow Apple to offer songs from the album. This was done by the star as a protest against the tech firm's decision not to pay artists for songs streamed during consumers' three month free trial periods.

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

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48 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Perhaps soon she'll change her mind and this will happen:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoGQrKC2ztI

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7599; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

52. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If you ask me I think it was all a media stunt by Apple and Taylor, jokers

2. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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..

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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.

32. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Maybe theyre playing the consumer by putting together this elaborate scheme. o.O A "Taylor Swift's approval" joke will be made come 6S/+ release i bet.

46. Nathillien unregistered

They both play everyone Don't you get what is happening? ;)

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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...

21. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

And..?

34. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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..

38. camhiliciouz

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 11, 2014

i agree. most artists like Taylor Swift amass their $$$ thru endorsements and tours, not on album/singe sales or music streaming.

50. sgodsell

Posts: 7599; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I guess with your logic then Apple doesn't need the money either.

56. camhiliciouz

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 11, 2014

its a different case. having taylor swift and tons of other artists and millions of streamers then apple can get a whole lot of money.

39. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

PA rather write an article about Eminem first interview on apple music Beats 1 radio than this attention seeker

9. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Eminem? I didn't care about him back when he was relevant.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Its you but most people would agree that he is a better artist than her at any time of the day.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't like Taylor Swift's music, but at least she's a musician. He isn't.

18. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What planet are you actually on

26. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Earth. It's a planet where the definition of musician is someone who knows music theory and plays instruments resulting in rhythm, melody and harmony.

47. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

So I'm guessing jay z lil Wayne kanye west drake nicky etc etc aren't musicians too... Swift and mm is in two different genre of music... She is doing pop music and mm raps...

48. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

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.

51. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Music artist is fine. Not musician.

54. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

What about the fact that he's a producer as well? The people who make hip-hop beats are musicians because they are creating music. Eminem produced hip-hop beats as well as raps. He's a musician.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

He is just a Genius composer who made the best lyric ever saw on hiphop music. But okay if you prefere Taylor Swift lol.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's a tard who can talk fast and rhythmically. That's not a musician.

22. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Tedkord is acting pretty ignorant right now. It's one thing to say you don't like a style, or someones music. It's another when you act ignorant and arrogant about it. Super lol's at post 16.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why? Because I stared that MM isn't a musician? He isn't. A musician plays instruments, writes music. I could accept poet, writer. But he's not a musician.

36. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Exactly, moron.

55. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

He produces hip-hop beats as well... he doesn't just write and rap lyrics.

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