Music Business

How Apple Music Paid Subscriptions Stack Up Against The Competition [CHART]

Apple MusicEarlier this week, Apple announced that Apple Music has 6.5 million paid subscribers. While its easy to be critical that with Apple's reach and hundreds of millions of active users, they should have signed up more. But it's also true that just four months after launch Apple Music has more paying users than every competitor except one.

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  1. Apple pays $0.00 to artists for using their songs. Screw Apple, may they burn in hell with Hillary Clinton.

  2. What are you talking about @FEG? They all pay – 10 times more to sound recording owners than songwriters and publishers, but they pay. It’s the owners of the sound recordings (aka labels) that aren’t paying out to artists. It’s called “recoupable expenses,” and labels will write off every single expense against an artist’s royalties. It’s called the record business, and they’ve been doing it that way for 50 years.

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