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Taylor Swift to Stream ‘1989’ Album on Apple Music

Taylor Swift to Stream ‘1989’ Album on Apple Music

Taylor Swift fans will be able to listen to her new album, “1989” on Apple Music when it debuts on June 30. Swift decided to allow streaming of her latest album after Apple caved in and agreed to pay artists an rights holder for music streamed by its listeners during the service’s three-month free trial period.

Taylor Swift to Stream '1989' Album on Apple Music

Swift had originally announced that she would not allow streaming of “1989” on Apple Music, due to Apple’s refusal to pay artists during the Apple Music trial period. However, the Cupertino firm reversed course when Taylor posted an “open letter” to Apple on Tumblr last Sunday. Apple quickly announced that they would pay artist and rights holders for the music played during the trial.

Taylor announced her change of heart, while thanking Apple for theirs, via Twitter:




Apple Music – announced at WWDC 2015 earlier this month – will include on-demand streaming music, the Beats 1 24-hour-a-day worldwide radio station, and Apple Music Connect, where artists can share lyrics, backstage photos, videos, or even release their latest song directly to fans.

Starting on June 30, the service will be available as a 3-month free membership, after which a $9.99/month subscription fee will apply. A family plan will also be available, offering service for up to six family members for just $14.99/month.

The service will be available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC starting June 30. Apple Music will be coming to Apple TV and Android phones this fall.

(Via MacRumors)