WIN statement on Apple Music agreement – 24 June 2015

Below is a statement from WIN’s Chief Executive, Alison Wenham, following recent developments around the forthcoming Apple Music service:

I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support and endorse the deal.

Apple has a long standing, deep rooted relationship with the music community and has always helped ensure artists get paid for their work. We think Apple Music provides artists with a business model that’s good for the long term and we look forward to its launch on June 30.

“Apple listened to our community and then revised its music service agreement, demonstrating that it is committed to treating fairly all creators – labels, artists and songwriters. Secretly Group is proud to continue its partnership with Apple towards making music truly indispensable.” ( Darius Van Arman, Secretly Group)

“Today’s agreement shows Apple’s concern for the issues of the artist and independent label creative community. We look forward to Apple achieving huge and rapid success with its subscription service.” ( Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy)

“The German indies ector is very happy and grateful that Apple has returned to the table, starting a dialogue again and involved our members – the small and middle sized labels – for making the new Apple Music experience a real game changer for the whole music sector, finally.” ( Oke Gottlich, Finetunes )

 “Over the last few days we have had increasingly fruitful discussions with Apple. We are now delighted to say that we are happy to endorse the deal with Apple Music as it now stands, and look forward to being a big part of a very exciting future.” ( Martin Mills, Beggars Group )

Alison Wenham

Chief Executive, WIN

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