Taylor Swift has now proved that her strong words can even change policies followed by American multinational technology company Apple.
In a recent open letter to Apple, she had threatened to withhold her "1989" album from Apple's new music streaming service, Apple Music. Following this, the tech giant confirmed that they will pay the artists during the 90-day free trial of their streaming service.
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, has on Monday tweeted regarding the company's decision to pay artists for streaming during the trial period.
#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer's free trial period
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015
Following this, Swift also thanked everyone who supported her.
I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 22, 2015
According to the company's previous trial policy, the customers were allowed to enjoy free 3-month trial of Apple Music, during which the writers, producers or artists would not be paid.
"I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," Swift writes about the company's decision.
However, the company's decision wouldn't have affected Swift much as she has already made a mark as an established singer.
In the letter, she has made it clear that in the letter she was representing the upcoming song writers and artists, who have just released their singles and are awaiting to pay their debts with the royalties they receive for their songs.
"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," the "Shake it off" singer writes.
"Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done," Swift adds.
Meanwhile, her fans and followers have appreciated the singer's efforts in changing Apple's decision and some have even requested her "to fix the battery of Iphone 4s".
Check out the Twitter reactions below:
I think we should get @taylorswift13 to write letters to the UN Security Council.. If she can get Apple to change their minds..
Thank you @taylorswift13 for standing up for artists that don't have a big enough voice to change Apple's mind on streaming royalties.
Can Taylor Swift get Apple to fix my battery on my Iphone 4s please?
That's the difference between @taylorswift13 and most others. She challenged Apple but did so respectfully and in the end,she prevailed.
The music industry needs more artists like @taylorswift13 whether you like her music or not she's nailed it! Glad someone stood up to Apple
More reasons to love and adore @taylorswift13 because she got #Apple to pay new artist and just starting artist. You go girl. #love her
Taylor Swift just took a bite out of Apple.