The Apple Music Fiasco

Today, the news is all abuzz with the response by Eddy Cue to Taylor Swift announcement that she was not interested to have her latest album 1989 in Apple Music.

Just a few days ago, I wrote a post saying that Apple would likely be launching a service that include Taylor Swift’s latest album.  I was wrong.

The reason given by Taylor Swift was that 3 months without pay is a long time to a lot of artists.  Many artists could have just made their first cut and were waiting for their first pay.  The response given by Eddy Cue of Apple was fast.

This made @startupljackson to jokingly say:

In the Taylor Swift post in Tumblr she chided about not asking for free iPhones from Apple,

We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.

As a not so authentic Apple fan boy, I have to say that last year during the September keynote, Apple did give us something totally free.  A 100% free U2 album Songs Of Innocence that till now, I still listen to occasionally.

Asking for a free iPhone could be a bit too much but at least Apple did give us a free U2 album last year.