Via The Verge:
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.
I’d like to say I’m surprised by the change but, really, the last thing Apple needs for the launch of the new service is even more bad press or broken relationships with musicians and record companies following a somewhat disastrous unveiling at WWDC.
That said, the whole thing reeks of “rich people wanting to be more rich”, something a different streaming service seems to be having issues with.