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Taylor Swift has removed her album '1989' from Apple Music. She disagrees with Apple giving her music away for free. Apple Music is a new music streaming service. It starts on June 30th with a free, three-month trial. Swift says Apple should pay artists during this time. Apple Music will be $9.99 a month after the trial. Swift said Apple was greedy. She said: "We don't ask [Apple] for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for [free]."



Swift wrote in a letter: "Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months." She said this was shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike Apple. She said Apple is rich, and that: "We know how…successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists….Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing."

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33216778
  • http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/21/free-are-never-getting-back-together/
  • http://www.wsj.com/articles/taylor-swift-withholds-album-from-apple-music-1434916050


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

giving her music

a.

for free iPhones

2.

a free, three-

b.

after the trial

3.

Apple should pay artists

c.

us to

4.

Apple Music will be $9.99 a month

d.

month trial

5.

Swift said Apple

e.

music for free

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We don't ask Apple

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away for free

7.

Please don't ask

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was greedy

8.

provide you with our

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during this time



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Apple Music will not be

a.

go unpaid

2.

She said this was

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nothing

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completely unlike

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company

4.

We know how successful

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paying writers

5.

incredible

e.

Apple

6.

Three months is a long time to

f.

anyone to

7.

it is unfair to ask

g.

shocking

8.

work for

h.

Apple has been

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Taylor Swift (1) ___________________ album '1989' from Apple Music. She disagrees with Apple (2) __________________ away for free. Apple Music is a new music (3) ___________________. It starts on June 30th with a free, three-month trial. Swift says Apple should pay artists (4) ___________________. Apple Music will be $9.99 a month (5) ___________________. Swift said Apple was greedy. She said: "We don't ask [Apple] for free iPhones. Please don't (6) ___________________ you with our music for [free]."

Swift wrote in a letter: "Apple Music (7) ___________________ writers, producers, or artists (8) ___________________ months." She said this was shocking, disappointing, (9) ___________________ Apple. She said Apple is rich, and that: "We know how…successful Apple has been (10) ___________________ this incredible company has the money to pay artists….Three months is (11) _________________ unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TaylorSwifthasremovedheralbum'1989'fromAppleMusic.Shedisagr
eeswithApplegivinghermusicawayforfree.AppleMusicisanewmusics
treamingservice.ItstartsonJune30thwithafree,three-monthtr
ial.SwiftsaysAppleshouldpayartistsduringthistime.AppleMusicwillbe
$9.99amonthafterthetrial.SwiftsaidApplewasgreedy.Shesaid:"Wed
on'task[Apple]forfreeiPhones.Pleasedon'taskustoprovideyouwithou
rmusicfor[free]."Swiftwroteinaletter:"AppleMusicwillnotbepayingw
riters,producers,orartistsforthosethreemonths."Shesaidthiswassho
cking,disappointing,andcompletelyunlikeApple.ShesaidAppleisrich,
andthat:"Weknowhow…successfulApplehasbeenandweknowthatthi
sincrediblecompanyhasthemoneytopayartists….Threemonthsisalon
gtimetogounpaid,anditisunfairtoaskanyonetoworkfornothing."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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