In June, Swift wrote an open letter to the company on Tumblr
, criticizing their three-month free trial offer for their streaming music service. "I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows," she stated. "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 the royalties would get them out of debt."