Update: Apple has announced a change in policy, and will now be paying royalties during its three-month free trial. The original story follows below. Taylor Swift has spoken out again about streaming music, but this time her target is Apple rather than Spotify. Swift has joined independent labels in attacking Apple’s plans not to pay royalties during the three-month free trial of its new Apple Music streaming service. In a post on Tumblr, Swift set out her opposition to the plans, days after it emerged that her last album 1989 will not be available on Apple Music, which was unveiled earlier in the month at the company’s WWDC show in San Francisco. After describing Apple as “one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans”, Swift did not mince her words over her unhappiness about the company’s free-trial plans. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and… Read full this story
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