Taylor Swift Resolves Her Feud With Apple: Thank You for a 'Change of Heart'
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
No more bad blood between Taylor Swift and Apple Music.
The pop star took to Twitter on Thursday to tell fans that she will make her album 1989 available on Apple Music after it decided to pay artists for music that is streamed during the company's three-month free trial period.
After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so.
She further clarified, "In case you are wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you've seen Apple do with other artists, it's not," she tweeted. "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."
The issue Swift had with the company became clear through an open letter she recently wrote on Tumblr. "I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows," she stated on June 21. "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."
Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on Twitter that same day to tell Swift that Apple has decided to change the way they pay and compensate artists. He said Apple Music would pay the artist even during the customer's free three-month trial period. "We hear you Taylor Swift and Indie artists," assured Cue.
After she won the fight, Swift's man Calvin Harris praised her and proudly tweeted that she "changed the entire music industry."
Check out the video below to see how a Swift superfan got married in a parking lot at her concert in Philadelphia.