Apple Music will pay Artists for streaming, even during free trial period.(

almost 6 years ago from Karl Weber, Designer & Developer @whatspast, building @cheddarapp

  • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, almost 6 years ago

    Interesting that Taylor was almost apologetic towards Apple, when they were offering absolutely no payment during those three months. Whereas Spotify pays no matter what - just at a higher rate from premium subs.

    Standing up for "indie artists" is fair and sounds noble, but it is a bit hard to believe when you are literally the biggest and most brand-friendly artist in the last 5 or so years.

    She should be pushing to change the way streaming services distribute their funds if she really cares about indie artists. It should be a percentage of individual users' subscriptions, rather than each month's total plays as a whole.

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