Taylor Swift created quite a stir with her open letter to Apple. In it, the singer says that she's disappointed that Apple asks artists to give away their music for free during the three month free trial period of Apple Music. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet software and services, made peace with Swift and the entire community of artists, saying Apple will compensate artists for every song that gets streamed via Apple Music even during the free 3 month trial period
Taylor Swift claimed that it’s unfair for struggling indie artists to go without compensation for 3 months. As a sign of protest, she said that her upcoming pop album will not be made available on Apple Music. Apple will be paying 71.5% of Apple Music’s revenues as licensing fee to music labels and indie artists in the US.
It's nice to see that Apple Music has reversed its payment policy, only a day after Taylor Swift sent her open letter. Apple Music launches on 30 June, costing $9.99 per month in the US for one person or $14.99 for families.