Taylor Swift pulls 1989 album from Apple Music
21 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Taylor Swift: ‘Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.’
Taylor Swift has pulled her hit album 1989 from Apple’s new streaming music service and criticised the company.
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.
“I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months,” she wrote.
She 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”.
“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 continued.
“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.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment