Last year, Taylor Swift withheld her Red album from Spotify in what may have been a justifiable case.
“In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace. Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently.”
Swift seems to feel no different about Apple’s newest venture, Apple Music, and had initially withheld her music from them as well. Her main issue with the newest digital venture is their free 3-month trial, in which Apple wasn’t planning on paying royalties to artists and their teams.
“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.”
Apple took less than 24 hours to reply to T Swift’s public complains and disappointment with the company.
Eddie Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services spoke on the decision.
“When I woke up this morning and read Taylor’s note, it really solidified that we need to make a change”
Seems like all is fixed and Taylor Swift and Apple Music will be getting back together!
Apple Music is set to release of June 30.