Apple streaming music service to exclude Adele, The Cult, Radiohead and others

Apple Music will be launching on June 30 but reports say, it will, most likely exclude artists like Adele, The Cult, Radiohead and others.

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According to Business Insider, small record labels and independent artists frown upon Apple's terms regarding its first three months of operation.

The music streaming service of Apple will be giving away free three months as free trial. It has got to be Apple's initial footing for its most awaited launch.

Beggars Group, which is also known as the parent of a group of legendary independent labels such as 4AD and Matador, said it is not happy with the deal Apple is offering independent artists.

"In many ways the deal structure is very progressive, but unfortunately it was created without reference to us, or as far as we know any independents, and as such unsurprisingly presents problems for us, and for our coming artist releases.", Beggars Group said.

The group argues that the problem is really with the term wherein, Apple won't be paying artists anything when their music is played on the music app during the trial period.

Artists that are releasing new albums between July and September will definitely miss out on essential revenues, the group pointed out.
Whilst we understand the logic of their proposal and their aim to introduce a subscription-only service, we struggle to see why rights owners and artists should bear this aspect of Apple’s customer acquisition costs
And given the natural response of competing digital services to offer comparable terms, we fear that the free trial aspect, far from moving the industry away from freemium services – a model we support – is only resulting in taking the 'mium' out of freemium. (Beggars Group)
The Beggars Group is a British record company founded by Martin Mills in 1977.

Source: Appadvice

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