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Here’s How Much Apple Music Will Pay Artists

Here’s How Much Apple Music Will Pay Artists

By now, you know plenty about the whole Apple-Music-trial-period-Taylor-Swift-blogging saga. Details about Apple Music’s reversed decision are starting to leak out: According to reports, the tech giant’s new streaming service will pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during the service’s three-month free trial. And publishers, those who control the rights for recorded music, will receive 0.047 cents per stream. As Time notes, it’s still not totally clear how the differing rates will play into Apple’s promise to give back 71.5 percent of its revenue to the holders of the music’s rights. For comparison, Spotify—a service Swift has said she wants no part of—pays rights holders 70 percent of its total revenue …

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