Swift had decided to hold back the album from Apple's upcoming music service and spoke out against the company's decision to ask labels and artists to foot the bill for its free three month trial. Shortly after her open letter to the company, Apple reversed its policy and announced it would pay artists during the trial period.
A report from this morning said that Apple plans to pay 0.2 cents for each song streamed during the trial period.
After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so.
In case you're wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you've seen Apple do with other artists, it's not.
This is simply the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart.