Apple Music changes policy after Taylor Swift stand
22 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Taylor Swift: ‘Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.’
Apple Music has reversed its payment policy, a day after Taylor Swift said she was refusing to allow the company to stream her album 1989.
In an open letter to Apple, 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.
Swift had said the plan was “unfair”, arguing 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 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.”
The singer is due to start the UK leg of her world tour on 23 June
The Apple Music launches on 30 June. It will cost $9.99 (£6.30) per month in the US for one person or $14.99 for families.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment