Apple’s Eddy Cue announced on twitter that Apple Music will change its plan and pay royalties to artists even during its three-month free trial for users, following Taylor Swift’s public complaint about the policy. She had planned to withhold her hit album ‘1989’ from the service in protest.
As Apple Music is launching on 30th June , Apple has plan to offer users a three-month free trial of its upcoming streaming Apple Music service.
Swift previously pulled ‘1989’ from Spotify citing philosophical disagreements with its “free” ad-supported tier. Spotify also offers short free trials and extremely cheap $0.99 three-month trials.
While it might be nice to think of Swift as a champion for all musicians here, Bloomberg Businessweek did recently report that she was in talks for exclusives with Apple Music.