Recently, we reported that Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, will not be available to stream at launch on Apple’s upcoming music streaming service, Apple Music. On Sunday morning, Swift came out with her own blog post titled ‘To Apple, Love Taylor”. Which goes over the artist’s stance on her decision.
Swift regurgitates the fact that Apple Music will offer a three month trial. And within that three month trial, Apple will not be paying artists, record labels, etc. for songs that get streamed on the service.
Further down the blog post, Swift mentions that it isn’t about her. She has made several albums and is making more than enough money to support herself.
This is not about me…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 that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create…
Swift hopes that Apple will reverse its policies and push to pay artists during the three month trial period as she believes “it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing.”