Apple says it’s going to pay artists throughout Music’s free trials
Taylor Swift has numerous clout within the streaming music world, it appears. Simply hours after the singer railed towards Apple for declining to pay royalties throughout Music’s three-month trials, Apple’s Eddy Cue has promised that his firm can pay musicians “even throughout [the] buyer’s free trial interval.” That features indie artists, he says. It isn’t clear what prompted the obvious change of coronary heart (past the apparent public relations drawback), nevertheless it wasn’t exhausting to see turnaround as a risk. Apple has been positioning Music as a kind of anti-Spotify that courts the artists who do not just like the streaming established order, similar to Swift — it wasn’t going to succeed if those self same performers jumped ship, regardless of the purpose.
#AppleMusic can pay artist for streaming, even throughout buyer’s free trial interval
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015