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Taylor Swift Tumblr Letter About Not Being on Apple Music

How Taylor Swift Schooled Apple

Update:
This morning, Taylor Swift tweeted that she would (happily) stream her 1989 album on Apple Music.

Original story:
On Sunday, Taylor Swift wrote a blog post on Tumblr saying that her latest album, 1989, would not be on Apple Music when it debuts. The reason? Because the company wasn't paying artists during the free customer three-month trial. That same day, Apple announced it would make changes to the policy.

"I'm sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I'm not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months," Swift wrote in the post, titled, "To Apple, Love Taylor."

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"I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company."

She went on to say that she was speaking up for less-established artists than herself who depend on music royalties and asked the company to reverse the policy. "But I say to Apple with all due respect, it's not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this."

Apple heard her plea, because after the post went viral, Senior Vice President Eddy Cue announced via Twitter that Apple would pay artists, even during the free period.

Taylor then responded about how relieved she was (and her boyfriend, Calvin Harris, also tweeted his thoughts on the matter):

Looks like there's no more bad blood between the two powerhouses.

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