Taylor Swift has officially confirmed, via Twitter, that her wildly popular album ‘1989’ will in fact stream on Apple Music.
Her initial tweet said: "After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so." She then made it clear in subsequent tweets that it is not an exlcusive deal with Apple and that this marks the first time it has felt right in her gut to stream the album.
The announcement comes after much back-and-forth between the pop star and Apple. Originally, Apple was not going to pay royalties to musicians during a three-month free trial period on its new streaming service that’s set to launch on 30 June.
Swift responded with an open letter to Apple where she explained her decision to hold her latest album back from Apple Music.
In it, she said: “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
See Swift’s tweet below:
After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 25, 2015