Apple Backtracked To Pay Artists For Apple Music Free Trial Period

Ali Salman
Posted Jun 22, 2015
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In a feud over compensation for Apple Music’s free trial period, Taylor Swift venter her feelings in an open letter to Apple. The singer secretly raged over the company’s non-cooperation to not pay artists for their services in the free trial period. However, earlier today Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services responded to Taylor Swift’s letter exclaiming that label, artists and publishers will be paid for their services even in the free trial period.

Taylor Swift’s public criticism on Apple’s decision to not pay artists and other such associates for the free trial period of Apple’s premium music streaming service caused a minor uproar in the digital world. Henceforth, Eddy Cue announced the news on Twitter as a new part of Apple’s policy change.

Apple To Pay Artists For Apple Music’s Free Trial Period

Taylor Swift defined the reasons for her revolt against Apple on a tumblr post where she also explained the reason for withholding her latest album, 1989 from Apple Music’s free trial period. She stated, “Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.”

However, before Cue announced the reverse course taken by Apple, the reason for not paying the artists was because they would be compensated by higher percentage pay than Apple Music’s rival, Spotify. Here you have the Twitter posts by Eddy Cue on the following matter and Taylor Swift’s reply to the concern.

Apple seems to be a lot concerned about the artists, labels and publishers, maybe its a sensitive time before launch and Apple does not want any major stumble in the way. The company will surely come up with a letter of its own in the coming days to justify full details over the issue. Even though Apple has agreed to the terms, we are still unsure whether Taylor Swift will remain being a part of the program or not. Apple Music will debut on 30th June and more details will be unveiled over this situation. As for now, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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