Taylor Swift Says She Was Scared Of Apple After Posting Critical Note
In an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 filmed just before a sold-out show in Sydney, Taylor recalls a Tumblr post called To Apple, Love Taylor, which infamously posed "I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company" in reference to the possibility that Apple Music might not have paid artists for tracks that were streamed during users' free trials.
Swift and the company have since come to an understanding (Apple Music will even debut her forthcoming 1989 World Tour Live), but she said she remembers the immediate discomfort of walking on eggshells after delivering the sentiment.
"It got more attention than I thought it would," she explained. "I was struck by this overwhelming sense of fear. Like, 'Are they gonna turn my phone off? Are they gonna turn the video camera on? Are they watching me right now? Am I gonna wake up tomorrow and all my music is off of iTunes? Like, absolute terror hit."
Thankfully for Taylor, her fears proved to be unfounded.
Oh, and as for welcoming countless members of Hollywood's elite to her stage over the past year? She's got no regrets.
"It would be weird to not include my friends," she shared. "These are the people who helped me get to the point where I could make this album. These were the ones who were like, 'Don't listen to your label. Do whatever you want. Don't listen to anyone saying you can't change into something that you feel like doing.'"
Check out the full interview, and share your thoughts on the back-and-forth between Taylor and streaming services.
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