After Beating Apple The Internet Asks Taylor Swift To Solve Some (All) Other Problems
After taking on the corporate titan that is Apple, forcing them to have a change of mind, Taylor Swift is seemingly unstoppable. The pop star wrote a stern but not-too-stern open letter which she posted to her Tumblr blog, where she called Apple out for not paying musicians royalties for the free trial period of the Apple Music streaming service.
“These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child.” she wrote. “These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.”
She iterated that it wasn’t all about her and other bigs stars either, but that she was looking out for the smaller artists who would be hit hard by not being paid for three months.
Everyone agreed she had a point, most importantly Apple’s senior vice president Eddy Cue agreed, tweeting his response before the internet outrage machine gave Apple too much negative PR.
#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
Artists and musicians were quick to praise Swift’s actions, so well done Taylor. But now that she’s claimed victory against such a powerful force, the internet wants her to sort out all its, and the world’s, problems too.
Here are some of the people in need of Swift’s swift help.
Taylor Swift will you please write an open letter to all those comedy shows that never paid me
— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) June 22, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 22, 2015
Dear Taylor Swift, Longer battery life in all iPhones. Regards The world
— Ollie Croston (@Olliecroston) June 22, 2015
"Dear Islamic State. Much as I admire and respect your creativity, can you stop with all the killing and stuff? Much love" – Taylor Swift
— Andy Gilderdale (@AndyGilder) June 22, 2015
@taylorswift13 and can you ask whoever it is if cheese can be free?
— Seann Walsh (@seannwalsh) June 22, 2015
Wonder if Taylor Swift could fix the leak in our kitchen ceiling?
— Paul Clancy (@PaulClancyNL) June 22, 2015
Hey @taylorswift13 please talk to my TM about half pay on travel days and the non-GMO trail mix in the band dressing room
— Douchey Hired Gun (@doucheyhiredgun) June 22, 2015
Dear @taylorswift13, Please fix racism. Warmest regards, Everyone (except for the racist ones)
— Peter Chao (@Pyrobooby) June 22, 2015
Taylor Swift if you can read this please stop guacamole from costing extra.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) June 22, 2015
— Ed Costello (@epc) June 22, 2015
OK Taylor Swift, now please get Apple to put the jack at the top of the iPhone 6 instead of the bottom.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) June 22, 2015
.@taylorswift13 while your at it, can you please ask Apple to make it so you can delete the "Stocks" app? Thanks in advance
— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) June 22, 2015
Next thing, @taylorswift13, can you make sure Apple never again put a U2 album on my iPhone without asking me? Ta.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) June 22, 2015
.@taylorswift13 Hi could you please write a blog post about how George RR Martin was wrong about Oberyn Martell? Thanks.
— Rohan (@mojorojo) June 22, 2015
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