Taylor Swift Blasts Apple Music For Not Paying Artist During Free Trial/ Explains Witholding '1989'
It was announced earlier, that Taylor Swift had pulled '1989' from Apple Music. While the singer had never addressed why she made that move (during the pull), the singer recently wrote an open letter, where Taylor is explaining the recent pull, and the singer has great views.
While this may not benefit fans, it benefits the artist, and I had never really acknowledged this. This, once again explains why many artist are in support of Tidal. I think that this was a smart move for Taylor, and I'm glad that she decided to write an open letter. I don't see this as a way of trying to make more money, because as she clearly explained, she thankfully has money for herself, and those who support her, such as band mates. I think considering how popular Taylor Swift is, she knew that she could make a difference in Apple Music's decision. Also, most usuallly use streaming services, during the free trial, because this gives those a chance to test out the streaming service, knowing they won't have to pay just yet. This is usually when most of the success comes in, because everyone isn't being forced to pay quickly, just like Tidal for example. I didn't have plans of subscribing to the service, but I still used the free trial, to get to see the qualities of the service. Taylor basically used her popularity, to help those not willing enough to speak out, (or those who didn't have enough visibility to get noticed when speaking out). Also, it isn't seen as money-hungry considering how much money Apple has. Taylor's right, they could definitely still use their money during the trial to benefit the aritst, writers, and producers.
Turns out Taylor's open letter caught so much attention, that Apple Music has now decided to pay the artist for streaming. This is great news! I'm just hoping that Apple Music does take the time to acknowledge those indie artist, because there really isn't any benefitting, if they aren't being acknowledged in some form. Still, I'm glad Taylor's letter really made a difference, and I'm guessing '1989' is now added to Apple Music.
..I was going to try to end this, with a funny line using a Taylor song from '1989' but I couldn't think of anything, .....but I'll 'Shake It Off'