Apple will pay royalties to all artists during the company’s three-month free trial of their new streaming service Apple Music, after Taylor Swift’s open letter to the technology company went viral over the weekend.
Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple this weekend, decrying the technology company’s decision not to pay any artists during its three-month free trial of the company’s new streaming service, Apple Music
Apple’s plan was to not compensate labels for any streams during the three-month free trial, which starts on June 30, but explained that they would pay artists more once the trial had finished.
Taylor Swift clearly wasn’t impressed with the deal and described Apple’s plans in an open letter as, “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
As you might expect, the letter went viral and on Sunday evening the tech giant responded to Swift via Twitter with a series of tweets stating that they would in fact pay artists royalties for the three-month free trial.
Moral of the story, don’t get on the wrong side of Taylor Swift.