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Apple Music change their tune over 3 month trial period

News: 23rd June 2015 by Louise Dodgson under Finance, Law & Music Business, Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Taylor Swift wasn't the first to express her dissatisfaction with Apple Music's proposed plans to provide royalty free music for a 3 monthy trial period, meaning none of the bands, artists and record labels would have been paid for their songs streamed through the newly launched service.

Many labels, music industry organisations and other artists have criticised this move which they were quite rightly not happy to sign off on. Whilst Taylor Swift's much publicised open letter did seem to prove a turning point, Apple Music were also aware that without much of the industry on side and holding back their music as a result, they'd be left with some rather large gaps in their catalogue of music. Catch up on some of the latest news stories and articles on the topic below...

Related Links

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/22/taylor-swift-does-apples-climbdown-really-demonstrate-her-power

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6605568/apple-changes-course-after-taylor-swift-open-letter-will-pay-labels-during

https://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/taylor-swift-streaming-and-the-changing-tide/


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apple music, digital music, music streaming, taylor swift, music sales, music industry, music business, record labels, record companies

 

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