Fresh off the back of her heroic victory against Apple Music and their original policy of not paying artists royalties during their three month free trial, Taylor Swift has done a big ol’ u-turn and decided to pop her ’1989′ album on the service.
Crack open the supermarket own-brand champagne and a packet of mini sausage rolls, because this is most definitely a cause for celebration.
Hip hip, HOORAY! Who’s for a quick game of musical chairs?
Despite the album not being available on other streaming services, the 25-year-old has revealed that she now feels comfortable enough to stream the album via Apple, thanks to them listening to her plea and taking action.
She announced the news via Twitter, writing: “After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so.”
She went on to clarify that there was no “exclusive deal” involved, and that: “This is simply the first time it’s felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart.”
Well, thank YOU Taylor Swift, for standing up for yourself, your music and so many other artists.
ICYMI, the singer wrote a kick-ass letter to Apple Music recently, slamming them for not planning to pay artists their rightfully earned royalties when the company starts its three-month free trial.
In the letter, she wrote: “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months.
“I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
Since she’s basically a queen now, and with independent labels echoing her sentiments, it took Apple Music all of 17 hours to reply and announced that they WILL now rightfully pay artists for their music.
Senior vice president Eddy Cue took to Twitter to spread the good news, writing: “Apple will always make sure that artist are paid #iTunes #AppleMusic. #AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period.
“We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.”
Taylor Swift for President.
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