Apple's About Face to Pay Musicians Seen As Win for Indie Labels

Independent record label founder Allen Kovac had planned to remove the music by his artists from iTunes a week before Apple Music launched.
Kovac, whose labels feature performers ranging from Motley Crue to Blondie, changed his mind Monday after Apple decided it would pay artists during its free, three-month trial.
That about-face came after Taylor Swift called for artists to be paid properly.
Her actions — praised by indie acts — marked a winning moment for independent record labels.
Kovac said that last week he and other indie labels went back and forth with Apple about its decision not to pay artists for the first three months of Apple Music, which launches June 30.
He added 30 percent of his labels' revenue is from streaming.



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