Apple Music changes policy after Taylor Swift stand

Apple Music has changed its Apple Music payment policy, a day after the singer Taylor Swift said she was refusing to allow the company to stream her album 1989.

Yesterday, Taylor Swift said she was withholding the record as she was unhappy with the three-month free trial offered to subscribers.

Now Apple says it will pay artists for music streamed during trial periods.

“We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple,” tweeted executive Eddy @Cue.

 

Yesterday

Taylor Swift  has stated in an open letter to Apple, that she is withholding Her new albuns ‘1989’ from the new Apple’s streaming service. The singer said that she was unhappy with the three-month free trial offered to subscribers.

“I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months,” she stated.

She characterized the plan as “unfair”, arguing that Apple had the money to cover the cost.

“I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” the signer said. Taylor continue by describing Apple as one of her “best partners in selling music”.

“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,” she said.

“We know how astronomically successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists, writers and producers for the 3 month trial period – even if it is free for the fans trying it out.”

“Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing.”

She ended her statement on Tumblr by calling on Apple to change its policy, suggesting she would reinstate her new album on Apple Music if the company changed its mind.

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

Apple has yet to comment on the issue.

The rest of Taylor’s albums will remain available to the new service. The service will launch on Juno 30th and will cost  $9.99 (£6.30) per month in the US for one person or $14.99 for families.

 

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