Indie Music Body Endorses Apple's New Music Streaming Service

Apple Inc's new music streaming service has been endorsed by the Worldwide Independent Network, an association for independent musicians, two days after the company reversed its decision of not paying musicians during a three-month trial. The endorsement follows a Billboard magazine report that independent music rights holders Beggars Group and Merlin Network signed royalty deals with Apple. Apple's decision of not paying musicians had became a lightning rod for criticism in the music community. The iPhone maker flipped its decision on Monday following pop star Taylor Swift's move to hold back her latest hit album "1989" from the streaming service.