Taylor Swift: ‘I’ve Decided To Put ’1989′ on Apple Music’

“Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart,” the pop superstar writes.

Taylor Swift‘s open letter to Apple resulted in the tech giant tweaking its 90-day free trial policy earlier this week. Now, Swift has announced that 1989, her latest blockbuster album, will be featured on the new streaming platform.

“After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so,” Swift posted to Twitter on Thursday (June 25). “In case you’re wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you’ve seen Apple do with other artists, it’s not. … This is simply the first time it’s felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart.”

Indeed, Swift’s decision marks the first instance in which 1989 will be streamed for free since its October 2014 release. The music superstar famously decided to remove her entire catalog from Spotify due to her opposition to the “freemium” business model.

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Last Sunday, Swift posted a letter on Tumblr titled To Apple, Love Taylor that took issue with the company’s lack of artist compensation during Apple Music’s planned three-month free trial period. “I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” Swift wrote of the decision.

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Within a matter of hours, Apple announced that it will pay labels during the free trial period, calling an audible that it explicitly tied to Swift’s written appeal. “When I woke up this morning and saw what Taylor had written, it really solidified that we needed a change,” Apple senior vice president of internet services and software Eddy Cue told Billboard. ”And so that’s why we decide we will now pay artists during the trial period.”

Swift has not yet clarified if 1989 will be her only album featured on Apple Music, which launches on June 30, or if all five of her studio albums will be showcased on the new platform. Featuring three No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 chart, 1989 has sold 4.95 million copies to date, according to Nielsen Music.

Teens Invent Condom That Will Detect STIs

Students from the UK’s Isaac Newton Academy, all of whom involved won $15K and a chance to meet Prince Andrew, came up with the concept to make those who practice sex even more aware and safe to protect themselves.

 

Here’s a condom that will show your partner’s true colors.

Three students took home first prize in the health category at the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards on Tuesday for inventing a condom that changes colors if it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted infection. A layer of molecules in the condom,dubbed the S.T.Eye, attach to bacteria and viruses associated with common STIs and the reaction then causes the condom to emit one of four colors, MTV reported.

The condom can only detect certain strains of infections, according to Buzz60. For example, it turns green if it detects chlamydia and purple for HPV.

More than 100 innovators presented their ideas at the event in London, which aims to uncover “real opportunities” in the current STEM workplace.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” 
-Reinhold Niebuhr

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