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Taylor Swift Gets Apple to Change Policy for Their New Streaming Service

Taylor Swift Gets Apple to Change Policy for Their New Streaming Service

Taylor Swift is taking a bite out of the big apple.

In an open letter to the technology giant, Swift explained that she will withhold her album, 1989, from Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music, because Apple will not pay artists during the three-month trial period.

"I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," she wrote.

Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, who reports to Apple's CEO Tim Cook, responded to Swift in a series of tweets on Sunday night. 

Swift responded to the change in a tweet:

In fall 2014, Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify in a dispute over compensation.

According to a report by CNN Money, the free trial period for Apple's new live-streaming service is seen as a crucial part of the company's strategy to attract paying subscribers. 

"This is not about me," Swift later wrote in the letter posted on her Tumblr. "Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success."

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