Taylor Swift Allowing Apple To Stream 1989 Album After Settling Dispute
Taylor Swift announced on Thursday that she will allow her album 1989 to stream on Apple Music, a few days after settling a dispute with the company over their policy of not paying artists during subscribers’ free three-month trial period. Swift took to Twitter to let her fans know that she is “happily” putting her record on the service now that Apple has reversed their decision.
As Gossip Cop reported on Sunday, Swift wrote an open letter to Apple Music urging the streaming service to reconsider their “shocking” and “disappointing” plan of not compensating artists for their music during the first 90-day window. The pop star made it clear that her objection was not on her own behalf, but because “the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.” Swift’s letter and social media campaign calling attention to the policy led Apple to reverse course just hours later, announcing Sunday night that musicians will now be paid during the free-trial period.
Swift said she was “elated” about the change, but gave no indication that she would now offer her album for streaming. But that changed on Thursday. “After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so,” Swift tweeted to her nearly 60 million followers. She went on to clarify, “In case you’re wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you’ve seen Apple do with other artists, it’s not. 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.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Swift pulled her music from Spotify last year. What do you think of the singer now agreeing to stream 1989 on Apple Music?