Taylor Swift is more powerful than Apple

BY BRANDON BAILEY AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune. Hours after the pop superstar criticized the giant tech company in an open letter posted online, Apple announced Sunday that it will pay royalties to artists and record labels for music played during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.

American Music Awards 2014: Watch Lorde, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and more

The American Music Awards carry about the same weight as the Teen Choice Awards. It's a night where we consistantly find ourselves asking: "Is he/she still famous?" and "People actually like Pitbull?" (We're looking at you, Lorde) Regardless, there are a handful of good performances hidden among some of the mess, and this year Lorde, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and others provided some good entertainment.