Apple Will Be Paying Artists During Apple Music’s Three-Month Trial


Senior vice president of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, confirmed Sunday night, via Twitter, that Apple will be paying artists during their three-month trail period.

This comes after a slew of reports came in, last week, that the Apple came at odds with their independent artists and labels. This, of course, was in regards to the Apple Music’s trail period after their launch June 30th. The controversy comes in with the artist not being paid during those three months.

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What really got the ball rolling was when Taylor Swift wrote a letter to Apple in regards to the situation and why she won’t be including her latest album, 1989, on the service. Taylor signed off her letter, “We don’t ask you for free iPhones.Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” You can check out the full letter here.

It’s great to see Apple change its mind for the better of its artists, otherwise this could’ve gotten a bit ugly.