#Hashtag: T-Swift vs Apple

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Taylor Swift was a knight in shining armor for new and upcoming artists everywhere this week.

Apple’s music streaming plan allows users to stream music for free for a three-month trial period. During this trial period, artists, producers, and other contributors would not be paid for their work. Swift called out Apple with a statement on both Twitter and Tumblr.

Swift stated that she was refusing to put her newest album, 1989, in stand-off against the company. Swift fans took to retweeting, favoriting, and replying to show their approval of her choice.

While some fans supported Swift and her decision, others believe that she was in it for a pay raise as well as the publicity.

Some asked what the difference was between music artists getting paid and other artists.

Swift’s fellow artist jumped in to support her decision, and up coming artists thanked Swift for her help.

With thousands of fans and followers supporting Swift, Apple caved. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services, tweeted his support of Swift’s message and responded in turn that Apple will always be there for its artists.

Swift’s full tumblr letter can be reached here.

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Jamie Teixeira
My name is Jamie Teixeira and I am a senior English and journalism with a minor in Leadership. I am the president of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a tutor at the K-State Writing Center,and a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble. My future plans are to become an editor or publisher of children's literature. Outside of school I love to read and cuddle with my kitten, Bert.