Harris took to Twitter to praise his lady, who had a big moment regarding Apple’s new streaming service, referring to the pop star as “my girl.”
Swift took to Tumblr to very vocally criticize Apple’s plan to offer a three-month free trial of their streaming music service, which wouldn’t be so bad, except that Apple was planning on withholding artist compensation during the trial.
“I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew and entire management team by playing live shows,” Swift explained in the letter. “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 the royalties would get them out of debt.”
In order to also further encourage change, Swift announced that she would be withholding her newest album, 1989, from the service.
Apple quickly took note and held to its awesome customer satisfaction ratings by recognizing the mistake.
The senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, tweeted back to Swift, “We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.” Cue also included the plans to change in multiple tweets, explaining, “#AppleMusic will pay artists for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period.”
Swift responded, “I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.”
It’s unclear as of now if Swift will include 1989 in the streaming service now that pay has been offered to all artists during the free trial period.
This is not the first time Swift has been vocal about fair pay for artists. She took her entire music catalogue off Spotify back in November 2014. And they are never, ever, ever getting back together.
But Swift maintains that she has great respect for Apple. So she isn’t breaking up with the company anytime soon. She just wants to effect positive change for artists within the music industry.
No wonder Harris is so proud of his lady!