Taylor has been featured on Vanity Fair’s The New Establishment 2015 list! On a list that features cultural leaders and innovators, Taylor comes in at #1 on the section for “The Powers That Be,” celebrating her record setting album sales and her revolutionary letter to Apple Music. Read more about the accomplishment below. Congratulations, Taylor!
1. TAYLOR SWIFT
PREVIOUS RANK: NEW
MAGIC NUMBER: 6 BILLION
NUMBER OF VIEWS ON SWIFT’S YOUTUBE PAGE.
ARENA OF GLOBAL CONQUEST:
Swift isn’t merely the world’s favorite pop star, putting up sales numbers that are nearly unfathomable in the post-Napster age—she is also using her platform to make giant companies conform to her will. After pulling her catalogue off Spotify last year, Swift wrote an open letter to Apple asking it to pay artists during the free-trial period of its new music service. She posted the note on Tumblr on a Sunday and the company complied within hours.