The debut of Apple Music is coming. And now as we are one week away from the June 30th launch date, pop music fans who like Taylor Swift will want to take note. The singer will not be releasing her latest album, 1989, through Apple Music.
Of course Apple loving fans will be disappointed, but it is not really a surprise. She pulled out of releasing the album on Spotify last year, even writing an open letter to the company, just like she did now to let her concerns with Apple Music be known to all of us.
Swift’s main problem is Apple Music’s initial three-month trial period for users. During that time, artists will receive nothing. She says this is “shocking” and “disappointing” and says that Apple, “has the money to pay artists, writers, and producers for the 3 month trial period… even if it is free for the fans trying it out.”
Well, she isn’t entirely wrong. She sees herself as taking a stand for the independent artists who don’t have a voice in the industry. Here is what she said:
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.
I wonder who else will follow in her footsteps.
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