Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple explains her decision to reject Apple Music
In the letter, Swift makes it clear that she is upset with Apple for offering the free three-month trial of Apple Music. Because Apple's contracts with the labels, artists, producers and writers is based on revenue, no one gets paid for music that plays during the free trial. She adds that she is protesting on behalf of new artists who can't afford to give away their songs for free. "This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt," Swift wrote.
Interestingly, the 26-year old star says that every artist, writer and producer in her "circle" feels the same way. They have kept quiet, according to Swift, "because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call." The entire open letter can be found at the sourcelink.
Apple will debut its new streaming service on June 30th with the launch of iOS 8.4. The service will cost $9.99 per month after the three month free trial. A family rate of $14.99 per month (for up to six users) will be available.
source: TaylorSwift via Gizmodo