In WWDC 2015, Apple introduced Apple Music where you can stream music online as an alternative iTunes. They hoped that music lovers will use this app for their daily music and to top it off they are providing it free for the first 3 month as a trail period. Because of that there have been a lots of dislike about it among the artists. As, they don’t want to provide their best album or work for free.
Recently reports says that Anton Newcombe, frontman for Brain Jonestown Massacre tweeted that Apple wants to stream their music for free during their trial period. And, continued by claiming that Apple threatened to remove the artist from iTunes if he doesn’t agree to the company’s condition for Apple Music.
The biggest company on earth wants to use my work to make money for 3 months and pay me nothing – of I say no,I'm banned
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) June 17, 2015
Billboard also reported that different music organisation of different countries has also shown the same concern for free trail. Andy Heath told the Telegraph that not being paid for three months for their songs and albums leaves the artists “completely screwed.” He explains the situation by saying:
If you are running a small label on tight margins you literally can’t afford to do this free trial business. Their plan is clearly to move people over from downloads, which is fine, but it will mean us losing those revenues for three months.
There has also been reports that, Taylor Swift will not allow her best Music album “1989” to stream on Apple Music. But the rest of her back catalog will be available to stream.
Apple is suppose to hit markets with monthly subscription plans of $9.99 for U.S., €9.99 for European countries, £9.99 for UK.