Apple Responds To Taylor Swift, Will Pay Artists During Free Apple Music 3-Month Trial

The senior vice president of Apple’s Web Software and Solutions Eddy Hint required to Twitter today to confirm in a series of tweets that Apple will now pay artists throughout 3 month free trial duration of Apple Music in a full reverse from company’s initial policy.

Apple’s reasoning behind the previous policy was that they were paying more royalty fee to artists, 71.5 % in U.S. and 73 % in countries outside U.S. compared with competing services paying 70 %, after trial period was over which according to Apple ought to compensate artists free of charge trial duration as Apple itself was going to provide free service via its servers throughout the trial period. This certainly didn’t go too well with numerous indie artists and some stars like Taylor Swift, who chose to draw her most current cd “1989” from Apple Music while still making her older albums available for streaming.

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Taylor Swift composed in an open letter to Apple titled “To Apple, Love Taylor” on how “stunning, frustrating, and entirely unlike” it was for a company like Apple to not pay artists anything throughout three month free trial of its upcoming music streaming service. She went as far as saying “We don’t ask you totally free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to offer you with our music for no compensation.”

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In response, Apple’s SVP published “Apple will constantly see to it that artists are paid. We hear you @taylorswift13and indie artists. Love, Apple.”

Now that Apple has chosen to pay artists during free three month trial duration, it will be intriguing to see if Taylor Swift will certainly now make her newest album available on Apple Music for streaming.

Apple Music will certainly introduce in over 100 countries on June 30th with iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. It will be available for Android and Windows users in fall 2015. The service will certainly cost $ 9.99 each month with family sharing plan costing $ 14.99 monthly for sharing the service in between 6 family members. First three months will certainly be entirely free to utilize. Users will certainly be charged only as soon as they choose to continue using the service after the initial very first 3 month free trial period is over.

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Update: Taylor Swift published this after Hint’s tweets:

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