Taylor Swift Pulls Off Her Most Gangster Move Yet

Taylor Swift Pulls Off Her Most Gangster Move Yet

Apple Music responds to singer on Twitter, agrees to pay artists during free trial period.

Published June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift doesn't play when it comes to her money. Last November, she candidly campaigned against Spotify, pulling her songs from the service over unfair compensation, and now she's doing the same with Apple Music — well, almost. The "Bad Blood" crooner slammed the new music streaming service after it announced that users would have a free three-month trial to enjoy the goods, but there was no plan for paying artists during that time.


In an open letter to the tech giant that she posted to Tumblr, the singer held no punches, writing, "We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation." BURN!

Well, it looks like the top dogs at Apple heard Taylor loud and clear as the company's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, tweeted that everyone involved will be appropriately paid.

So there's no bad blood here, and Taylor Swift wins again!

Apple Music, which is supported by the likes of Drake, Dr. Dre and now Swift, launches to the general public on June 30 and will offer users a free three-month subscription upon signing up. Users will be charged a monthly fee of $9.99 after the trial period ends.

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(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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