Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has spoken out and condemned Apple’s new music streaming service.
The Shake it Off singer is widely recognised as not supporting streaming services, given that she pulled her music from Spotify in 2014.
The 25-year-old star has taken to Tumblr to voice her anger at Apple, who are now providing a three-month free subscription service to their customers.
Ms Swift’s dissatisfaction with the company comes, not because they are offering a free subscription, but because they do not intend to pay royalties to the artists during that three-month period.
Taylor explained her concerns saying, “This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows.”
“This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success,” she continued. “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.”
Tay-Tay acknowledges that Apple is a company that she generally admires and enjoys working with but, states that she just cannot get behind their decision, and believes it is not “too late” for the tech-giants to reconsider.
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
Well said, Taylor!