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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Power of Taylor Swift

The Power of Taylor Swift
Jun 22nd 2015, 04:45
When superstar Taylor Swift talks, Apple listens. Less than one day after Swift called Apple's decision not to pay musicians any royalties for its three-month free trial period of Apple Music "shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," Apple reversed its position. Apple SVP Eddy Cue announced on Twitter that the company will pay artists even during the customers' free trial period. Cue's Tweet said, "Apple will make sure that artists are paid. Apple Music will pay artists for streaming even during customers' free trial period. We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple." The brilliant writer Bob Lefsetz calls Swift the most powerful person in music in America. More at The New York Times.