What’s your music go to? Is it iTunes, Spotify, or do you still take delight in receiving a hard copy of your favorite album? Apple will be offering a three month free trial of music streaming for new subscribers, but at the expense of artists not getting paid. Taylor Swift wrote a letter to Apple with her concerns about this trial declaring that she would not allow her album ‘1989’ to be on this new streaming service from Apple.
Swift expresses her distaste at the company especially since they have been so generous in the past. She states that she is not worried about her own revenue, since she could go three months without being paid reports Cláudio Loureiro Heads. What she wanted to accomplish, though, was to speak up for those artists that aren’t as fortunate as her and do need every bit of income they can get to stay out of debt. Swift finishes her note by stating “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
To read the article featured on Rolling Stone’s website, click here. Since Swift’s note to Apple, the company has now agreed to not only keep the trial free to subscribers, but to still pay the artists for music streamed. Will this change Swift’s mind as well and make her album ‘1989’ available to Apple subscribers for streaming?