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Taylor Swift’s Album ‘1989’ Coming to Apple Music, First Time Streamed Online

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Apple Music has now landed what has never been accomplished before: the rights to stream Taylor Swift’s album 1989. The musician announced the news this morning on Twitter, saying she’s happy to do it “after the events of this week,” and also said it’s not an exclusive to Apple.

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Why the change? Swift says “it’s felt right in my guy” for the first time and thanked Apple for their change of heart.

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Last week Swift wrote a scathing open letter directed at Apple, sharing her disappointment Apple Music would not pay artists during the free three-month trial period. Apple quickly changed course and announced it would be paying artists as a result of the Grammy award winner’s letter, with iTunes chief Eddy Cue personally calling Swift to inform her of the news.

Some have suggested the Apple-Swift dispute is “mostly theater”, like former Pandora CTO Tom Conrad. Apple Music launches on June 30 and will be available in Canada, but pricing is unknown at this point.

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  • SOB

    Since when did Taylor Swift change from a ditzy, clueless, vapid person to smart, articulate, and savvy young woman??

  • This definitely will be something that will draw people to Apple Music. Swift’s pretty smart.

  • wahgee88

    Great! Because this won’t be available elsewhere.

  • ShaBi

    And this concludes the publicity stunt. Win-win for everyone!

  • Olley

    wow major sellout at its finest.

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