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Why Apple wants to kill free music

”Artists have long hated ad-supported free services, simply because there’s less in it for them. Naturally, the dominant ad-supported free services constantly argue that they pay fair rates and cite various statistics, but that hasn’t changed the conversation. 214 more words


Jimmy Iovine: Apple Music 'going really well,' no ad-suported free tier 'shell game'

”Apple doesn’t want to be a source of free tunes, according to Jimmy Iovine, a leader of the company’s subscription music service,” Joan E. Solsman reports for CNET. 269 more words


Apple Music: Gone and forgotten

”Within 30 days after Apple Music debuted, Apple touted 11 million signups. But since they were for 90-day free trials, it meant, obviously, that had actually paid for the service,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. 529 more words


So far, Apple Music has failed; it’s very difficult to justify the monthly subscription

”For many Apple users, October’s credit card statement will be the first that has an entry on it for Apple Music,” Ewan Spence writes for Forbes. 728 more words


New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights.

Little change forecast for global recorded music retail sales… 567 more words

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Music industry watches closely as Apple Music free trials expire

”Apple Music hits its three month anniversary next week and, to paraphrase an old Warren Buffett saying, we’re about to see how many people are listening naked when the tide goes out,” Aaron Pressman writes for Yahoo Finance. 369 more words


Apple Music has 15 million users in its first three months; plus how to turn off Apple Music auto renewal

”Apple Music has garnered some 15 million users in its three short months in business, music industry sources told The Post,” Claire Atkinson reports for The NY Post. 273 more words