Off the back of the few posts I have made this week – this one is the most disturbing. While I love the idea of giving the new Apple Music service a try out before paying – to hear that I am effectively taking away royalties from musicians really worries me. As the article below discusses – a leaked contract reveals Apple will not pay any royalties to artists for their free service period. I personally pay my £10 per month to Spotify to ‘pay something back’ (however small) into the system – as opposed to going down the route of illegal downloads etc. So my question is – how is this supposed to assist a music industry in transition. It can’t in the short term at least!
Leaked Contract: Apple Music Pays No Royalties For Free Account Plays – News – Deep House Amsterdam.
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