This weekend, Taylor Swift took on Apple, calling the company’s decision not to pay musicians any royalties during its three-month free trial period of Apple Music “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
Less than a day after her Tumblr post made waves throughout the media and music industry, Apple announced via Twitter that the company had reversed its decision and would pay artists even during the customers’ free trial period.
After Apple changed its tune, Swift’s new boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, tweeted support for “my girl” who “just changed the entire music industry” following his set at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas:
I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 22, 2015
Harris is no slouch himself. In 2013, Forbes named him the World’s Highest-Paid DJ thanks to his $US46 million intake that year alone.
But he wasn’t the only musician to give Swift kudos:
easy to dismiss Taylor Swift’s letter re: @AppleMusic but haven’t heard anyone else talk with that much leverage.
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