Taylor Swift kinda has a thing for Apple Music. (It's not Spotify, for one.) Filmed in front of 76,000 rabid, screaming fans in Sydney's ANZ Stadium last week, the 1989 World Tour LIVE is a film about the world's biggest pop star, her music, and her acolytes. And as of next Monday, Apple Music subscribers — and only Apple Music subscribers — will be able to re-watch the concert, and go backstage and behind the scenes.
The 1989 World Tour LIVE concert film will be exclusively available on Apple Music — until it's pirated and released on torrent sites the world over, at least — from the 21st of December in Australia, through the Apple Music app on iOS devices and Apple TV, or via this link. Apple is also very quick to mention that Apple Music is the only place that fans can listen to Ms. Swift's full back catalogue of albums and songs.
Just to round out the trifecta, Beats 1 Radio DJ Zane Lowe will have an interview with Taylor Swift airing tomorrow at 4AM, Sydney time. Taylor Swift is undeniably one of the most popular music artists in the entire world right now, so her exclusive deal with Apple Music is a huge point in its favour, and may well be one of the deciding factors in the ongoing music streaming war between it and Spotify — the same war that has already killed off Rdio.