It's official, you will be able to stream Taylor Swift's "1989" on Apple Music. The "Bad Blood" singer announced the news on Twitter on Thursday.
After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so.
But Swift wants her fans to know that the decision isn't a part of an exclusive deal with Apple:
In case you're wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you've seen Apple do with other artists, it's not.
This is simply the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart.
The announcement comes after Swift wrote an open letter to Apple Music on her Tumblr on Sunday. In the letter, the singer claimed she would not feature her album on the new streaming platform due to the fact that the company would not be paying artists during its free three-month trial period. Swift wrote, "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music."
The letter quickly got the attention of Apple Music. Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, tweeted on Sunday assuring Swift that the company would "always make sure that artist are paid."