Tay Swayed: Apple Music will now pay all artists during its free three-month trial period


Apparently, Apple Music just couldn’t shake off Taylor Swift’s letter.

The music giant announced late Sunday night that it will pay its artists during Apple Music’s free three-month trial period, less than 24 hours after Swift wrote an open letter criticizing the 90-day practice.

As Consequence of Sound notes: “Apple Music will launch later this month by offering users a free three-month trial. Under the original plan, Apple would not compensate any artists, producers, or songwriters during this period… As announced tonight by Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, artists will indeed be compensated during this three-month period, even if Apple is not charging users.”


Well hot damn, Tay Tay. Here is Cue’s announcement, which was made via Twitter:


The online publication notes that in addition to Swift, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, and others spoke out against the trial-period police of Apple Music.


Swift, meanwhile, chimed in as well — though did not say whether or not 1989 would be featured on the service.