Don’t get between Taylor Swift and her pursuit of paper.
Apple Music has changed their policies with regard to artists’ compensation during their three-month trial period, after Swift dropped some truth bombs about its procedures. Swift took to Tumblr yesterday to say that she would withhold her album, 1989, from Apple Music under its current practices.
From Swift’s Tumblr:
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.
She even addressed potential haters with a logical argument in her note:
These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.
Within hours, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue took to Twitter with a succession of tweets:
Message: Don’t underestimate “The Power of Taylor Swift.” She’s coming for you, music streaming services.
17 Pictures Of Taylor Swift & Her Mother Andrea Finlay
1. Sitting front row at award shows.Source:Getty 1 of 15
2. Nothing better than a mother's love.Source:Getty 2 of 15
3. Mommy Finlay So Proud Of Her Baby Girl.Source:Getty 3 of 15
4. Taylor's Got A Tight Hold On Her Mommy.Source:Getty 4 of 15
5. Hugs & Kisses.Source:Getty 5 of 15
6. Secrets & Giggles.Source:Getty 6 of 15
7. Getting ready to win another award.Source:Getty 7 of 15
8. Red Carpet Chic.Source:Getty 8 of 15
9. Mother & Daughter.Source:Getty 9 of 15
10. Hanging out in Nashville.Source:Splash News 10 of 15
11. Taylor and Momma Finlay Take NYC.Source:Splash News 11 of 15
12. Swifts In The City.Source:Splash News 12 of 15
13. Like mother, like daughter.Source:Splash News 13 of 15
14. Parisian Shopping Spree.Source:Splash News 14 of 15
15. Who You Talking To, Mom?Source:Splash News 15 of 15
Taylor Swift Gives Apple Music Constructive Criticism & They Actually Listen was originally published on globalgrind.com