How Taylor Swift Got To Change Apple Music Policy

Richest company in the world, Apple Inc, said it would now pay artists during the 3-month free trial of their upcoming music streaming service ‘Apple Music’, after superstar Taylor Swift said she would withhold her album ‘1989’ from the service in this Tumblr post:

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‘Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months’, she wrote. ‘Apple’s policy of not paying artists during free trial is shocking and disappointing as it would hurt young artists just starting out.’ She continued.

Apple replied to Taylor late Sunday night, in tweets from Eddy Cue, a key lieutenant of CEO Tim Cook, saying ‘#AppleMusic will pay artsts for streaming, even during customber’s free trial period’, ‘We hear you @TaylorSwift and indie artists. Love, Apple’.

Taylor Swift turned to Twitter to thank Apple and her supporters: ‘I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us’.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

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IGNITE THE NIGHT is TONIGHT! See The Fireworks Live on the Hudson River in NYC or on NBC

You’re invited to IGNITE THE NIGHT, at America’s biggest firworks display! Don’t miss this year’s show live on the Hudson River in New York City or on NBC, Tonight 9PM EST.

The 36th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks returns on the west side with an awe-inspiring display of patriotic firepower. This year’s extravaganza, “Ignite The Night” will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of beloved standards and the hottest pop favorites that America voted for!

Exciting performances by

Katy Perry

Global superstar whose two albums have generated a string of #1 hit singles and multi-platinum sales during the past four years. The special edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, available now, features 3 new songs including “Part of Me,” her 7th Hot 100 #1, and “Wide Awake,” written for her forthcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, in theaters July 5th.

 

 

 

Kenny Chesney

One of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Chesney has produced more than 30 top ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. With his unique blend of confidence and vulnerability, this award-winning singer is sure to wow at this year’s Fireworks show. Chesney’s latest album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” drops June 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Town Wants To Change ‘F**king Name

Shakespeare said, “a rose by another other name would smell as sweet.” The residents in a  small village in Austria with the unfortunate name of F**king think a place that’s called any other other name would get less offensive treatment.

Moves are now afoot to change the village name to something less distinctive.

“The only problem is that we need all of the F**king residents to agree to the name change,” Mayor Franz Meindl said -speaking literally, you can assume, and not colloquially, in a recent TV interview. “Everyone needs to agree for it to happen.”

F**kingers – there are only 104 of them – have tired of the giggles and endless jokes that follow the mention of their village, which is properly pronounced Fooking.

“When you order something from a catalog, for example, and you give the address, there’s snickering, always snickering,” said Jo Lindlbauer, who runs Gasthof Lindlbauer, the only B&B in town, and who has endured such reactions all his life.

Not everyone in this picturesque village, whose name is apparently derived from Focko, an old Bavarian nobleman, wants its name changed. “It is ridiculous.  We don’t suffer because of the name,” a F**king female resident said before she hung up the phone.

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