Taylor Swift Is the New Prince: The Artist Who Tamed the Corporate Giant
Teo Bugbee, The Daily Beast
It's true: Taylor Swift went toe to toe with Apple in 2015 and came out on top. If you'll recall, the singer penned a blog post to the folks in Cupertino after news broke that the company didn't plan to compensate artists during Apple Music's trial period. After promising to withhold her music from the app, Tim Cook & Co. reversed the decision and Swift's hits were available on the service from day one. However, the debate over artist compensation rages on.