The Daily Scoop 6-23-2015
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Swift action by Apple
When Taylor Swift speaks, even a company as big as Apple takes notice. Apple announced a new streaming service earlier this month, and was planning to offer subscribers a free trial period, but the company was not going to pay royalties to artists during the trial period.
Swift wrote a letter to the company calling the policy “disappointing” and that “we don’t ask you for free iPhones.” Less than 24 hours later, Apple changed course and their policy.
This isn’t Swift’s first battle with streaming services. Back in November, Swift pulled all of her music off streaming service Spotify over a fight over the amount paid for royalties.
A squirrelly game
Wildlife met the sporting life in Philadelphia. In fact, you can safely say that things got a little “squirrely!”
A squirrel found its way into Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies hosted the St. Louis Cardinals. The critter climbed up the backstop netting, ambled across the cable that supports the netting, then dropped down on to the dugout. The squirrel then ran away from the view of the television cameras. Everybody having fun with the moment, including the Cardinals!
Depp dog dispute
Actress Amber Heard has criticized Australian officials over the treatment of her and husband Johnny Depp’s dogs.
The Yorkshire terriers named Pistol and Boo were forced to leave Australia last month. The Australian Agricultural Minister accused Depp of smuggling them into the country on his private jet. He gave them a 72-hour deadline to get their pets out of the country or risk having them euthanized after failing to follow the country’s strict quarantine laws.
On Australia’s Channel Seven Network, Heard said she would be avoiding Australia. According to Australian media outlets, the Agricultural Minister says the quarantine incident is still being investigated.