Taylor Swift Will Allow Apple Music To Stream ‘1989’
Taylor Swift recently spoke her mind in a semi-scathing Tumblr post directed at Apple, but it appears the bad blood isn’t lingering between the singer and tech company—the artist’s 1989 will soon be available on Apple’s new streaming service, Swift has confirmed on Twitter.
Swift, who originally criticized Apple for its choice to withhold pay to musicians for streams racked up during users’ 90-day trial periods, wrote that she’s “happily” adding her songs to Apple Music now that it’s agreed to change its policy and compensate artists for their work.
“This is simply the first time it’s felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart,” she noted.
Swift was a previously ardent opponent of streaming services. “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music,” she told Yahoo! last year, in a pointed criticism of Spotify. Her sudden change of heart has elicited rumors that she’s got a hidden agenda, and might have been paid by Apple for her endorsement. She insists it isn’t the case.
“In case you’re wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you’ve seen Apple do with other artists, it’s not,” she insisted. Welp, guess that answers that.
Apple will launch its streaming service on June 30.
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