Tuesday 16 January 2018

Why pop star Swift could teach our Government about the value of work

Taylor Swift’s victory over Apple means she has become an unlikely champion for those expected to work for free
Taylor Swift’s victory over Apple means she has become an unlikely champion for those expected to work for free
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

All hail Taylor Swift, whose transformation from pipsqueak pop princess to campaigning global superstar with the power to make greedy corporations quake is now complete.

Less than 24 hours after Swift wrote an angry blog post calling on tech giant Apple to pay royalties to musicians during the free three-month trial of its new streaming service, the company had caved.

"Apple will always make sure that artists are paid, we hear you Taylor Swift and indie artists," tweeted Apple's senior vice-president for internet services Eddy Cue.

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