By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 06/22/2015
Is there nothing Taylor Swift can't do? Swift was the most recognizable and vocal of music artists critical of Apple's plan to offer a free three-month trial of Apple Music, without compensating the artists. Ms. Swift makes a fortune but stated that her concern was for the struggling independent artists who can't just shake it off. She wrote an open letter on Tumblr to Apple complaining of the situation, while offering respect and appreciation for Apple's history of supporting musicians. But she felt that, given Apple's huge profits, they ought to find a way to compensate musicians whose work they were, frankly, exploiting.