Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jun 2015 11:47 UTC
Apple

After being publicly smacked down by music's biggest star, Apple is changing its tune. Late Sunday night, Apple VP Eddy Cue responded to the open letter that Taylor Swift posted earlier in the day, revealing that Apple now plans to pay artists, labels, and publishers for streams during Apple Music's three-month free trial. The premium streaming service is due to launch on June 30th.

Taylor Swift just outsmarted one of the biggest, richest, and most arrogant companies on earth. Impressive.

The fact that Apple announced this sudden tail-between-its-legs change of heart in the middle of the night (might've been late Sunday night for US - I suck at timezones), via Twitter no less, is indicative of how badly thought-out this whole Apple Music thing seems to be. The presentation during WWDC was awkward, the three month trial period heavily criticised, and now this. Curious.

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Jonteponte7112
Member since:
2015-04-28

Turns out that when Swift is on *the other side* of a very similar situation. She is not so very protective of the fruits of labor of another creative profession. Rather, it is completely the opposite.

http://www.diyphotography.net/an-open-response-to-taylor-swifts-ran...

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Turns out that when Swift is on *the other side* of a very similar situation. She is not so very protective of the fruits of labor of another creative profession. Rather, it is completely the opposite.

http://www.diyphotography.net/an-open-response-to-taylor-swifts-ran...

This is apples and oranges in every way possible and I'd be surprised if someone hasn't already written an `open letter` to Jason Seldon, putting him in his place. It's one thing to be disgruntled about how things work in your industry, but you discredit yourself the minute you start equating your plight to those who have actual legal rights & entitlements over what's been produced.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Screw him. That's how photography *should* work. You take pictures of me or something I created? I should own the rights to it. If you don't want to take the picture, you don't have to. Find something better to do with your time.

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