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Taylor Swift Uses Global Influence On Apple, It Was Super Effective

 

Once again T-Swizzle is bombarding our news feeds, taking over our internet and causing quite the commotion amongst music lovers, but this time she's using her powers for good. The musical superhero has called on the corporate music giant Apple about their Apple Music service and they ... changed the entire company's policy. Who runs the world? Taylor Swift.

Apple Music is one of the latest contenders in the whole music streaming service debacle. With Spotify currently dominating the market and the whole Jay Z/Tidal fiasco, we're getting a little sick of hearing about the latest music streaming company. However, what could be an eventual major player in this game, Apple Music copped a lot of flack over their three month free trial policy. 

Long story short, Apple wasn't going to pay the artists, while customers aren't paying Apple. Now that just don't seem fair does it? Taylor Swift didn't seem to think so either.

So like a 13 year old girl with a bright pink laptop, Tizzy Swizzy jumped on Tumblr and wrote a blog post. But unlike a 13 year old girl, and more like the Word of God, the blog post then went viral, filling Facebook feeds, Tumblr dashboards and trended the absolute life out of Twitter (which is exactly like the Word of God right?). 

The post expressed a very, 'I'm not angry, just disappointed' vibe to it, as Tay Tay called Apple on their shit. "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 producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs."

Shots fired.

As the blog post made the rounds, it eventually made its way back to Apple HQ and Apple senior executive Eddy Cue and he announced via Twitter that Apple Music will officially change their policy, artists will be paid. 

 

 

 

Now if this doesn't give us more food for thought on the whole 'Taylor Swift is probably the most influential person on the planet', it at the very least is a small win for musicians and the entire music community.

"This is not about me," Swizzy announced in her blog post, she made headlines earlier this month as she made the announcement she wouldn't be participating in the Apple Music service, after also pulling her music from the Spotify service earlier this year. Tay is taking a stand against the corporate machine, and bringing back hopes for the singer songwriter. 

“I am elated and relieved,” Swift wrote on Twitter after the announcement. “Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.”

Musicians: 1. Corporatised music: ...yeah probably about 14 but we'll get there. 

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