Apple Music is set to debut. (Courtesy of Apple)
Apple Music is set to debut. (Courtesy of Apple)
Apple Music is set to debut. (Courtesy of Apple)

NEW YORK (USA Today) — I got to test Apple Music a day early, and what I wanted to test was Taylor Swift’s 1989 album.

Funny what a little social media squabble gets you to do.

As anyone following music knows by now, the pop superstar recently took on Apple via Twitter over a royalty payments issue surrounding the company’s nascent music service, which is available to the public Tuesday. Apple swiftly surrendered.

“I’m a big part of that and Tim (Cook) is a big part of that and we did it together,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, told me in an interview. “For us this was a really simple call. We did something we thought was compensating them, artists didn’t feel that way, and we could address it. Why wait? Luckily I work at a company where Tim and myself could make it happen very quickly.”

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