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Barely 24 hours after an open letter by Taylor Swift, Apple Music backed down and said it would pay labels for the rights to stream their music during a 90-day free trial.
Swift’s epic tussles with first Spotify and now Apple have solidified her position as perhaps the most powerful woman in entertainment, never mind music.
The “Bad Blood” singer’s power and influence has set social media ablaze with people equal parts stunned and incredibly thankful that a global megacorporation like Apple would yield so swiftly to the will of, err, Swift.
I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 22, 2015
1989 another summer, Fights The Power lol @taylorswift pic.twitter.com/1y693Zt2WO
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 22, 2015
lemme find out all it takes is Taylor Swift voicing her opinions (apple music) to make it happen—ahem #TakeDownTheFlag
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 22, 2015
Nice work @taylorswift13 – can you campaign now for gun control?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 22, 2015
@taylorswift13 is changing the music industry – fact
— Nick Howard (@nickhowardmusic) June 22, 2015
Thank you, @taylorswift13. From every indie artist out there who never even knew that Apple wasn’t going to pay us, thank you.
— Madison Lawrence (@madisonlawrence) June 22, 2015
@taylorswift13 good on you Taylor
— Carter Jenkins (@CarterJenkins) June 22, 2015
A job well done Taylor. Thank you! @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/eq2p24V8Gn
— Como Brothers Band (@ComoBrosBand) June 22, 2015
Longer iPhone battery life!! Make it happen @taylorswift13
— andy lassner (@andylassner) June 22, 2015
Taylor Swift just did what the European courts have failed to do for a decade and whipcracked Apple into obedience http://t.co/M3q0MNXI2J
— Skyen (@tbskyen) June 22, 2015
After the letter, Apple Music listens to Taylor Swift and they change their policy. EDYAN. #GoodGirlTaylor http://t.co/BP7GNZzkt0
— Alexander Thian (@aMrazing) June 22, 2015
If Taylor Swift can now get Apple to make my iPhone battery last longer I’ll straight up vote for her to be POTUS.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) June 22, 2015
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