“The first song to be featured on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station was ‘City’ by Spring King, but many argued that it should have been a track off Taylor Swift’s 1989,” Chandra Steele writes for PC Magazine.
“After all, Swift used her voice in the industry to get Cupertino to pay artists during Apple Music’s 90-day free trial,” Steele writes. “The company’s about-face benefits all artists, but those signed to independent labels might be getting the best deal in terms of royalty rates and new fans.”
“An artist signed with a major label gets about 20 percent of the cut of a song from a streaming service,” Steele writes. “In contrast, most independent labels pay their artists 50 percent of streaming royalties, which is close to the 60 percent received by unsigned artists who submit songs themselves.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Music might be the rear thing that makes pretty much everybody happy – outside of other streaming music services, that is.
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