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More Apple Music

It’s gonna go freemium. Just like Apple pivoted when the indies and Taylor Swift complained about the three month no pay plan, when customers abandon Apple Music en masse after their initial trial, Apple’s gonna pivot again. Just like Spotify. Remember when Spotify was gonna be free for only six months? When you had to […]

Eddy Cue Caves

Apple will always make sure that artist are paid #iTunes #AppleMusic — Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015 #AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period — Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015 We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple — Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015 I don’t […]

Taylor Swift On Apple Music

She’s right but she’s wrong. Apple should pay, but Swift acts like she’s above the rules, that she isn’t involved in music business shenanigans. In other words, while she’s at it why doesn’t she tackle breakage, free goods, radio shows, concert accounting… It’s a dirty business and Jimmy Iovine is too stupid to realize he’s […]

Apple Music

It’s toast. Its success was based upon eliminating free. But that positively non-techie entity known as the government put the kibosh on that. Now the labels and Apple are too scared to enact their plan of eliminating freemium. So while the techies leap ahead, creating solutions to problems we didn’t even know we had, those […]