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Eddy Cue Clarifies that Apple Music will Pay Artists for Streaming Even During the Free Trial Period

Taylor Swift had kicked off a storm with her open letter to Apple with regards to how Apple Music’s trial period works against the indie artists by asking them to give away their music for free during the three month free trial period to subscribers when it kicks off later this year. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet software and services, clarified the whole thing in a tweet today.

This is as clear as it can get. Apple will compensate the artists for every song that gets streamed via Apple Music even during the free 3 month trial period. Earlier, Taylor Swift had claimed that it’s unfair for struggling indie artists to go without compensation for 3 months, and to protest that, she told that her upcoming pop album, 1989, will not be made available on Apple Music.

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In a follow up tweet, Eddy Cue also thanked Taylor Swift for bringing up the issue of indie artists.

Taylor Swift hasn’t responded yet on Twitter, but has acknowledged the move by retweeting both the tweets from Cue. We assume she will now be ready to have her upcoming album on Apple Music.

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