In her Tumblr post, titled "To Apple, Love Taylor," Tay added that the "astronomically successful Apple" has more than enough money to pay artists less fortunate than her. The company is currently worth $742 billion!
"I say to Apple with all due respect, it's not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this," she concluded. "We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation."
It didn't take long for Apple to respond. In a series of tweets, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, apologized for the issue, and promised to reverse his company's policy.
#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer's free trial period— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
Taylor was quick to chime in on the change shortly after her show in Amsterdam.
We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
No, they listened to you, Tay. Do your thing, girl. #TaylorForPresident
I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 22, 2015