Taylor Swift has announced that she will debut her new concert movie, The 1989 World Tour Live, on Apple Music — six months after her public spat with Apple over artist royalties.
“I have a little surprise for you,” Swift wrote on Twitter, with a link to the trailer of the upcoming behind-the-scenes concert documentary, which will also presumably include appearances from special tour guests such as Ellie Goulding, Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, and others.
The film is set to be available for viewing from December 20. Taylor will also be interviewed today by Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe.
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. I have a little surprise for you. #1989WorldTourLIVE @applemusic https://t.co/actZbWBt4R
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 13, 2015
Although Swift was very critical of Apple in the early days of its streaming music service, she has since patched things up with the company — leading some to believe that the whole exercise was a publicity stunt from the start.
Earlier this year, she told Vanity Fair that, “Apple [has] treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about.”
In October this year, Tim Cook noted that Apple Music currently has 6.5 million subscribers, although if it can keep up with these kind of exclusive deals it’ll certainly continue to grow.