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Taylor Swift Takes On Apple And WINS

Taylor Swift Takes On Apple And WINS

Taylor Swift WINS One For All Musicians

Taylor Swift WINS One For All Musicians

Taylor Swift Takes On Apple And WINS

The mighty Apple has backed down after Taylor complained after she learned that musical artists were not going to be pay for the first 3 months on there new streaming service.

Eddy Cue, vice president of Apple even phoned Taylor to tell her that he’s listening and will instead PAY artist for each download during the trail period.

He even posted on twitter, ‘We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Apple will always make sure that artist are paid.’

‘#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period.’

Apple Music is set to launch worldwide at the end of June, with monthly subscriptions fees costing $9.99 for a single user or $14.99 for a family of up to six people.

As an incentive the service will be free for the first 3 months so that users can try it out before joining.

Experts believe this could cost the company up to $4.4billion.

This is not the first time Taylor has spoken out about artists getting ‘ripped off’, earlier this year she with drew her music from Spotify saying she wasn’t being paid fairly.

She started her attack on Apple by posting this on Tumblr, ‘I find it to be shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.’

‘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, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field… but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.’

Taylor on Tumblr

‘These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much.’

‘Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done.’

‘I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right.’

‘But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this.’

‘We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.’

Taylor has yet to comment on all this as she’s now in Amsterdam where she has just started the European leg of her 1989 world tour.




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Drake helps launch Apple Music

Drake helps launch Apple Music

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Drake completes first leg of Jungle Tour

Drake helps launch Apple Music

Drake did a little celebrating with his buddies in NYC after finishing the first leg of his very successful Jungle Tour.

Good pal Jas Prince helped out by showing up with the champagne, Ace Of Spades, and at $20,000 a bottle he somehow managed to bring six of them.

Jas is the CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records out of Houston, and is believed to have helped to discover Drake.

Parting at the VIP Room in New York, fellow rapper Future joined them before they all headed over to the near by Up & Down Nightclub.

Earlier Drake was in San Francisco, where he helped launch Apples new music download site called Apple Music.

This will rival Spotify and Tidal and is an update to Apples iTunes store, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “History has had a very rich history of change, some of which we have a part in.”

Beats founder Jimmy Iovine then described the service and how “it’s all the ways you love music, all in one place.”

Adding, “For fans, we’ve tried to create a complete experience, tens of thousands of music videos with no ads”

Trent Reznor from Apple said, “There needs to be a place where music can be treated less like digital bits but more like the art it is, with a sense of respect and discovery,”

Apple Music will debut on most platforms on June 30th and cost subscribers $9.99 a month. Like its predecessor Beats Music, Apple Music will not offer a “freemium” mode, but the service will offer the first three months for free; a six-person family plan will cost $14.99.




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