Just one day after Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple voicing her unhappiness with their new streaming service’s free three-month trial, the company have reversed their payment policy.
You go girl!
The Bad Blood singer’s letter explained how she did not have an issue with Apple customer’s being able to take advantage of the free trial, but she was angered that the company would not be paying artists or producers for their music during this time.
The 25-year-old popstar said that she found “it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike the historically progressive and generous company,” that they were not intending to pay royalties to the artists during the free three-month period.
“Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing… We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” Hear, hear Swifty!
Apple exec Eddy Cue, tweeted this morning saying “We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple”.
We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015