For those who are probably wondering what the fuss is all about, Apple is all set to enter the music streaming industry with Apple Music releasing this June 30. It will be free for the first three months for anyone to try, and will cost $9.99 subsequently each month. Apple had issued a public release acknowledging the fact that the company will be paying out around 73% in royalties (outside US, 71.5% in the States) to artist which is more than the industry average. However, the company won't pay the artists for the trial period. This had caused a huge stir in the indie music industry with many record labels objecting to give away their music for free. Taylor believes that with her taking a stand, other musicians and record artists will be able to get the rightful payment that they deserve. She continues: "I think this could be the platform that gets it right. But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this."
To Apple, Love Taylor http://t.co/GN9jiRkqlj— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 21, 2015
Shortly after news broke out that Taylor Swift's 1989 won't be making its way to Apple Music streaming service, Taylor came out with the reasons as to why it won't happen in an open letter to the company. "We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," Swift wrote in a blog post titled, "To Apple, love Taylor." Taylor, 25, is one of industry's biggest and most successful musicians. With more than 60 million fans on twitter she is definitely one of the most popular too. She has criticized the Cupertino Giant for not agreeing to pay the artists during the free three-month trial of Apple Music. "This is not about me," Swift writes. "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. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. 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."