Recording Academy applauds Taylor Swift for standing up to Apple Music

June 22, 2015 6:31 PM

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Taylor Swift took a stand against Apple this weekend when she wrote an open letter condemning the company for not paying artists during the free three-month trial of Apple Music. It sparked Apple to change its policy, and senior executive Eddy Cue announced that because of her letter, Apple would pay artists during that time.

Now, the Recording Academy is praising Swift for standing up to the tech titan. “We applaud Taylor Swift for taking a lead role in voicing the concerns of songwriters, artists, and producers regarding Apple Music’s launch, and we commend Apple for changing its policy,” President and CEO of the Recor...

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