Taylor Swift Just Basically Ripped Apple a New One in Open Letter

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Taylor Swift's name will be one big ole' blank space if you look it up on Apple Music's new streaming service. They just announced that they're launching their own music streaming platform, which will cost $9.99 a month following a free three-month trial, and Tay's not amused.

In typical T-Swiz style, she went to Tumblr to address the situation, and to write an open letter to the company explaining why she will not feature her music on the service.

Taylor revealed that the free trial period, in which artists, writers and producers will go unpaid, is a "shocking, disappointing" move by Apple. She wrote:

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field ... but will not get paid for a quarter of a year's worth of plays on his or her songs.

We aren't surprised. All of that echoes her decision to pull her songs from Spotify, too.

She told Yahoo Music in November 2014, "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. And I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free."

Read Taylor's entire letter to Apple, here.

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