Tag Archives: music

Apple Changes Course on Paying Artists During Free Trial

Apple has decided to change course and pay labels for the rights to stream their music during a 90-day free trial. The moves come after Taylor Swift penned an open letter to the hardware giant, writing that she found the company’s insistence “disappointing” and “shocking.” – via The Hollywood Reporter Well that was a quick […]

Taylor Swift Rightfully Takes Apple to Task on Free Music

  Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done. I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those […]

It’s Simple: Buy Your Music If You Want to Own It

I’m going to make a wild prediction: the iTunes Music Store, with its gobs and gobs of DRM-free M4A files isn’t going to go away on Monday, or any time for the foreseeable future. – Richard Anderson for Sanspoint. Rich makes a good argument why we needn’t be worried about “the return of DRM in […]

The Anti-Tidal Press Continues

That’s Business, Man: Why Jay Z’s Tidal Is a Complete Disaster – Bloomberg Some of the Tidal artist-owners can’t pull their work from rival services—because their record deals don’t allow it—but this raises a delicate question: If they could, do Jay Z and his partners really believe that their fans would flock to Tidal? “When […]

More Artists Comment on the Disaster That Is Tidal Music

Tidal relaunched 2 weeks ago, and I was a critic of the service right off the bat. I think the messaging is horrendous (millionaires in million-dollar outfits complaining about not getting enough money) and the service itself is worse and more expensive than it’s competitors. Mumford & Sons are most concerned with making their fans […]