Sunday, April 21, 2024

Taylor Swift Makes Apple Back Down: They Will Pay Artists During 3 Month Trial (exclusive)


EXCLUSIVE Taylor Swift‘s letter to Apple worked. Eddy Cue has just Tweeted that Apple will pay artists during the 3 month Apple Music trial period. This is HUGE. Good work Taylor. Apple Music was telling all artists they would not be paid for streaming during the 3 months when new Apple Music subscribers get a free trial. Artists and labels were outraged. (I hear that this wasn’t going over with Apple’s biggest music partners, the Beatles and U2, by the way.) Now in just the last few minutes, Apple’s Eddy Cue has Tweeted back the news:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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