If you want something done right, call up Taylor Swift!
After the 25-year-old threatened to keep her latest album, 1989, off of Apple Music's streaming service following a disagreement over royalty payments, the company agreed to change their policies — proving just how powerful the blonde beauty is in the industry.
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Taylor's original complaint stemmed from Apple's three-month free trial period, which was announced earlier this month. The "Bad Blood" singer was upset to hear that the company would not be paying writers, producers or artists for their music during that timeframe.
"I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," she wrote in a lengthy Tumblr post, explaining her decision to withhold her album.
Taylor recently won a boatload of Billboard Music Awards. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," she added.
In a tweet Sunday night, Eddy Cue, a high-ranking member of the Apple team, tweeted a response to Taylor, revealing that the company would be paying artists during that three-month period:
#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period
We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple
TSwift was quick to respond with her thanks:
I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 22, 2015
I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.
Following the announcement, Taylor's boyfriend Calvin Harris congratulated her on the major win, tweeting:
I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 22, 2015
I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day
A proud BF if we ever saw one!
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