“Despite reports to the contrary, an Apple representative tells Rolling Stone that the company is not threatening to remove music from its iTunes Store by artists who do not sign up for its new streaming service Apple Music,” Kory Grow reports for Rolling Stone. “‘It will not be taken off,’ a spokesperson for the company says.”
“The controversy arose when Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe took to Twitter with a series of missives alleging an official Apple rep had contacted him about the Apple Music service,” Grow reports. “‘They said we want to stream your music free for three months,’ he began his tweets, collected in full at Fact. ‘I said what if I say no, and they said, ‘We’ll take your music off iTunes.’ Hardball? Fuck these satanic corporations.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, fuck these satanic corporations who are actually comprised of millions of gainfully employed people worldwide who pay the taxes that pay for, among many others’, struggling musicians’ food, shelter, health insurance, cellphones, internet access, and God knows what else. Not to mention that these millions of benefactors — the people who actually make up these fucking satanic corporations and/or their children (who are also financed by these fucking satanic corporations) — are the ones buying Anton’s music, not stealing it via torrents (thanks entirely to Apple, by the way), and the tickets to his concerts, and his shitty merch, etc.
So, yes, YES, fuck these satanic corporations! Devils. Fuck, fuck, fuck! See how badass we sound?
Evil corporate bastards!!! Damn, we’re so fucking dangerous! Fuck.
Seriously, though, this whole thing sounds like a misunderstanding. Is Apple really contacting the individual artists or are they contacting their labels? Is Newcombe hearing this second hand? Third hand? Is he sure the Apple rep. didn’t simply agree with the question, “What if I say no?” by answering “Then, we’ll take your music off Apple Music (as requested).” Not off the iTunes Store.
Grow reports, “He went on to write, “‘The biggest company on earth wants to use my work to make money for three months and pay me nothing – [if] I say no, I’m banned… My guess is that they will come out of the gate with shit streaming for free or low cost then blow everyone away with higher quality streams. Devils. They shouldn’t threaten people to work for free. It’s not ok for these fucking idiots to decide art has no value.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Anton Newcombe is highly confused about with whom the fucking idiocy lies. He should ask his fucking satanic accountant who deals with his evil, dirty, fucking devil money where the fuck he’d be today without Apple.
Stick to writing your little ditties, Anton.