Taylor Swift – 1, Apple – 0

June 22, 2015

Apple gives in to criticisms against Apple Music.

Apple Music wasn’t the first product to offer a music streaming service, but it is certainly the most controversial. Just the other day, famous singer Taylor Swift announced that her latest album ’1989’, will not be available to stream on the new music platform.

“I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” Taylor wrote on her blog.

All users of Apple Music will get a free 3-month trial and during that period, Apple originally would not pay artists. But a quick turnaround happened this morning when Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cut tweeted to Taylor that “#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period.”

The quick turnaround was met with praise from other artists and Taylor herself. Apple Music will debut with iOS 8.4 on June 30 and will feature a monthly subscription for an unlimited music streaming.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.