By Gabriella Steffenberg
Taylor Swift has been making headlines all week for her epic open letter to Apple regarding the Apple Music free three-month trial.
Apple had planned on not compensating any musicians during the three-month trial period – something that seemed hypocritical to the company wanting to give the power back to musicians, songwriters, and producers. And only she would be able to change their mind.
As quoted in the NY Times, Swift wrote in her articulate, diplomatic open letter posted to her Tumblr, “We don’t ask you for free iPhones… Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
Eddy Cue, the Apple executive in charge of the new Apple streaming service, responded back to Swift on Twitter saying, “We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.” Taylor Swift tweeted the following day, “I am elated and relieved. Thank you for the words of support today. They listened to us.”
Cue the victory dance for Taylor Swift and musicians all across the globe. This is an important, and crucial, step in the right direction for the music industry and its musicians who work tirelessly at their craft.