Taylor Swift spoke and Apple listened. She wrote an open letter to the tech behemoth regarding its plan to use music without compensating artists, writers, or producers during its three-month trial run of its new streaming service, and just like that, Apple reversed its policy. In response, Wired declared Taylor Swift the “queen of the internet,” while Entrepreneur called her “the most powerful person in tech.”
While potential customers may be enticed by Apple’s play of launching its streaming music service with three free months for everyone, indie musicians were not especially psyched to hear that Apple wouldn’t be paying artists during that time. But Apple didn’t acknowledge their complaints until Taylor Swift got involved.
Does the air feel a bit heavier? Does the ground underneath your feet feel as though it could open up and swallow you whole at any moment? Does your heart feel a bit...heavier? Well, my friend, it may be because Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow—public figures, parents to Apple and Moses (humans)—have officially filed for divorce.